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Dynamics of individual animal Bovine Herpes Virus-1 antibody status on 9 commercial dairy herds.
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PMID:  21774953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Bovine Herpes Virus 1 (BoHV-1) is an important viral disease of cattle worldwide. In endemically infected herds, there is an incomplete understanding of the epidemiology of BoHV-1 infection. We describe the dynamics of animal-level BoHV-1 antibody status on 9 endemically infected commercial dairy herds, based on the results of serial milk antibody testing. Results were used to identify primary exposure, secondary exposure (from re-activation or re-exposure) and development of test-negative latent carrier (TNLC) status. 4153 test results from 828 cow-lactations were analysed. Primary exposure occurred on two herds, secondary exposure occurred on all herds and development of TNLC status occurred in eight herds. Incidence of secondary exposure reduced over time and may have been related to increasing time since parturition. Regular secondary exposure is required to maintain measurable antibody status.
T Geraghty; R O'Neill; S J More; L O'Grady
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in veterinary science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2661     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0401300     Medline TA:  Res Vet Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
University Veterinary Hospital, University College Dublin, Bellfield Campus, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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