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Effect of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus on the ovarian functionality and in vitro reproductive performance of persistently infected heifers.
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PMID:  23726223     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of this study was to study the effect of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus on the reproductive female tract by means of analyzing the ovarian follicular population of persistently infected (PI) heifers, and evaluating the performance of oocytes procured form those heifers in in vitro fertilization procedures. Seven BVDV PI Aberdeen Angus and British crossbred heifers ranging from 18 to 36months of age were spayed and their ovaries used for viral isolation, microscopic examination, and in vitro fertilization procedures. Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus was detected from the follicular fluid and sera of all PI heifers. Microscopic examination of the ovaries from PI heifers showed a significant drop in the number of follicles cortical regions, compared with controls. A comparative analysis of the stages of follicular development showed a significant decrease in the number of primordial and tertiary follicles in the cortical regions of ovaries from PI heifers. Viral antigen was detected by immunohistochemistry, and was widely distributed throughout the ovarian tissues. There were differences in the rate of cleavage and embryo development between oocytes obtained from the ovaries of control animals and PI heifers. Furthermore, two developed embryos obtained from oocytes from one of the PI heifers were positive to BVDV, as well as two media from in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. The results of this study demonstrate that BVDV PI heifers exhibit alterations in follicular population through of the early interaction between the virus and germ cell line affecting directly the mechanisms involved in the ontogenesis of the ovary.
E A González Altamiranda; G G Kaiser; N C Mucci; A E Verna; C M Campero; A C Odeón
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2542     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-6-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7705469     Medline TA:  Vet Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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