SEROLOGICAL AND HEMATOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF ENZOOTIC BOVINE LEUKOSIS IN CATTLE IN TURKEY


BATMAZ H., CARLI K. T. , KAHRAMAN M., CETIN C., KENNERMAN E.

VETERINARY RECORD, vol.136, no.2, pp.42-44, 1995 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 136 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/vr.136.2.42
  • Journal Name: VETERINARY RECORD
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-44
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A serological study of enzootic bovine leukosis in the Bursa Region of Turkey showed that of 459 cattle (282 Holstein, 127 Brown-Swiss and 50 native Boz breed) 42 (9.15 per cent) were seropositive. The seropositive cattle had higher IgG1 (P<0.001) and lower IgM (P<0.01) levels than the seronegative cattle, In addition, the seropositive cattle with persistent lymphocytosis had higher IgG1 levels (P<0.001), total leucocyte counts (P<0.001) and lymphocyte counts (P<0.001), than the cattle in the seropositive group without persistent lymphocytosis and the cattle in the seronegative group, There was a positive correlation (P<0.05) between the IgG1 levels and the lymphocyte counts of the seropositive cattle with persistent lymphocytosis.