[Possibilities and limitations for use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the diagnosis of bovine leukemia virus (BLV) infection in cattle].

@article{Beier1998PossibilitiesAL,
  title={[Possibilities and limitations for use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the diagnosis of bovine leukemia virus (BLV) infection in cattle].},
  author={D Beier and Petra Blankenstein and Henry Fechner},
  journal={DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift},
  year={1998},
  volume={105 11},
  pages={
          408-12
        }
}
Enzootic bovine leukosis is caused by the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) and has a world wide distribution in cattle. Due to the program for eradication of BLV-infections in Germany the BLV incidence in cattle declined and only few new cases seem to occur per year. On the other hand, BLV-infected cattle with low, transient or without BLV-antibody titers are difficult to identify as BLV-infected. These animals may be sources for new infections. It was the aim of this study to compare the… CONTINUE READING

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