Bovine leukemia virus alters growth properties and casein synthesis in mammary epithelial cells.

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Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is widespread in US dairy herds, yet only about 1% of infected cattle develop bovine leukosis and are culled from the herd. A major concern is whether BLV infection of dairy cows alters milk yield. Although several studies have examined the effect of BLV on milk production in vivo, the results were inconclusive. No in vitro… (More)

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