Seroprevalencia del virus de leucosis bovina en lacuenca lechera de arequipa

Translated title of the contribution: Seroprevalence of bovine leucosis virus in dairy herds of Arequipa

Alicia A. Flores, Hermelinda Rivera Geronimo

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The seroprevalence ofbovine leucosis virus (BLV) in 261 dairy herds from 8 different areas ofthe Arequipa valley in southem Peru was evaluated. A total of 410 blood samples were tested for antibodies against BLV utiHzing indirect ELISA test and seroprevalence was found to be 12.8% (52/41 O) with 14.6% (38/261) ofthe herds infected. Seroprevalence was higher in the larger herds suggesting that management practice contributes to increased risk ofviral transmission. The overall seroprevalence ofBLV is low, making eradication of this disease in the Arequipa valley feasible.

Translated title of the contributionSeroprevalence of bovine leucosis virus in dairy herds of Arequipa
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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