Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research, vol.51, no.1, pp.3-8, 2003 (SCI-Expanded)
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Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
bovine immunodeficiency virus, bovine leukemia virus, molecular evidence, seroprevalence, Turkey, LEUKEMIA-VIRUS, DAIRY-CATTLE, SEROPREVALENCE, INFECTION, LENTIVIRUS, POPULATION, ANTIBODIES, BIV
Bursa Uludag University Affiliated:
A seroepidemiological study of bovine immunodeficiency virus (BIV) and bovine leukemia virus (BLV) infections was conducted in four different cattle herds in Turkey. A total of 300 blood samples were analyzed and 12.3% were found to be positive for anti-BIV p26 antibodies by Western blot analysis and 1.6% positive for anti-BLV gp51 antibodies by an immunodiffusion test. BIV infection was confirmed with the detection of BIV-provirus DNA using the nested polymerase chain reaction. This is the first evidence for the presence of BIV in cattle in Turkey.