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Species differences in the reaction of cattle to Jembrana disease virus infection

Soeharsono, S., Wilcox, G.E., Dharma, D.M.N., Hartaningsih, N., Kertayadnya, G. and Budiantono, A. (1995) Species differences in the reaction of cattle to Jembrana disease virus infection. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 112 (4). pp. 391-402.

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Jembrana disease virus (JDV), a recently identified bovine lentivirus, causes an acute and severe disease in Ball cattle (Bos javanicus). Clinical Jembrana disease has not been reported in other types of cattle and this has led to the belief that the disease is unique to Ball cattle. This study showed, however, that other types were also susceptible. Infection of Friesian (Bos taurus) and crossbred Bali (Bos javanicus x Bos indicus) cattle induced clinical changes and lesions consistent with those detected in Ball cattle, although they were milder and would consequently have been difficult to detect under field conditions. The inoculated crossbred cattle were viraemic for 3 months and developed an antibody response to the virus that persisted for at least 46 weeks after infection.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 1995 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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