Emerging Trends in Veterinary Virology

Emerging Trends in Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Control of Bovine Leukemia Virus

Author(s): Zanib Khan*, Muhammad Abubakar, Nazish Bostan and Muhammad Javed Arshed

Pp: 70-80 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815036961122010008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is responsible for the enzootic bovine
leukosis, an infectious lympho-proliferative disease of the cattle. This can result in
economic fatalities for the cattle industry as it is responsible for the low productivity
and low milk production, higher early culling in turn increasing the death rates with
high charges on the prevention measures of the outbreaks. This chapter summarizes the
occurrence, diagnosis, preventative, and therapeutic approaches in managing bovine

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