Pathobiology of bovine leukemia virus.

  title={Pathobiology of bovine leukemia virus.},
  author={Irit Schwartz and Dominque Levy},
  journal={Veterinary research},
  volume={25 6},
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is a retrovirus similar to the human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV). Most BLV infected animals (70%) develop a B-cell lymphoproliferative syndrome with altered productive traits and 1 to 5% die with B-cell lymphosarcomas. Although BLV infection is world-wide, western European countries have almost eradicated it by slaughtering the… CONTINUE READING