Bovine immunodeficiency virus and bovine leukemia virus and their mixed infection in Iranian Holstein cattle.

@article{Brujeni2010BovineIV,
  title={Bovine immunodeficiency virus and bovine leukemia virus and their mixed infection in Iranian Holstein cattle.},
  author={Gholamreza Nikbakht Brujeni and Taghi Taghi Poorbazargani and Susan Nadin-Davis and Mohammad Tolooie and Neda Barjesteh},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 9},
  pages={576-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Bovine immunodeficiency virus (BIV) and bovine leukemia virus (BLV) have worldwide distributions, but their prevalences in Iran are unknown. We investigated the presence of infections in Iranian Holstein cattle and determined changes in hematological values for infected animals. METHODOLOGY Nested PCR was used on blood samples from 143 animals Holstein cattle to detect proviral BIV and BLV gag sequences. Flow cytometric analysis was performed using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs… CONTINUE READING

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