Insemination of cattle with semen from a bull transiently infected with pestivirus.

@article{Kirkland1997InseminationOC,
  title={Insemination of cattle with semen from a bull transiently infected with pestivirus.},
  author={Peter D. Kirkland and M R Mcgowan and Samuel G. Mackintosh and Alfred M. Moyle},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1997},
  volume={140 5},
  pages={124-7}
}
When 73 heifers (60 of which were seronegative to pestivirus) were inseminated with pestivirus-contaminated semen from a transiently infected bull, the conception rate to a single insemination was found to be normal (65 per cent). Only three animals became systemically infected, as determined by viraemia and seroconversion. Pestivirus was isolated from the reproductive tracts of two of these heifers when they were slaughtered 42 or 43 days after insemination. Although the initial incidence of… CONTINUE READING

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Pestivirus was isolated from the reproductive tracts of two of these heifers when they were slaughtered 42 or 43 days after insemination .
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