Immunologic and virologic findings in a bull chronically infected with noncytopathic bovine viral diarrhea virus

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1987-04-15
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Bolin, S. R.
Roth, J. A.
Uhlenhopp, E. K.
Pohlenz, J. F.
Roth, James
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Veterinary PathologyVeterinary Clinical SciencesVeterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
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In February 1985, a 2-year-old bull with inappetence and weight loss of 1-week duration was examined by the field services staff of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The bull had a normal rectal temperature, decreased rumen activity, and loose feces and walked with a stiff gait. The hemogram was normal for hemoglobin concentration, PCV, and total plasma protein concentration, but the bull had a leukopenia which was primarily attributable to an absolute lymphopenia. Treatment consisted of antimicrobial drugs, an antidiarrheal medication, and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug. After 3 weeks without improvement, the bull was admitted to the Iowa State University Large Animal Hospital.

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This article is published as Bolin, S.R., J.A. Roth, E.K. Uhlenhopp, and J.F. Pohlenz. 1987. Immunologic and virologic findings from a case of chronic bovine viral diarrhea. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 190:1015-1017.

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