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Isolation of bovine herpesvirus type 5 from the semen of a healthy bull in Australia.

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Diallo, I. S., Hewitson, G.R., Hoad, J., Turner, S., Corney, B.G. and Rodwell, B.J. (2010) Isolation of bovine herpesvirus type 5 from the semen of a healthy bull in Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal, 88 (3). pp. 93-95.

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.2009.00545.x


Artificial insemination is widely used in the cattle industry and a major challenge is to ensure that semen is free of infectious agents. A healthy donor bull was tested for freedom from infectious agents. A bovine herpesvirus was isolated in testis cells and identified as bovine herpesvirus type 5 (BoHV-5) by polymerase chain reaction and by direct amplicon sequencing. The amplicon sequence shared 100% similarity with the published sequence of BoHV-5. This is the first report in Australia of BoHV-5 in semen. The implications of this finding are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:© Australian Veterinary Association.
Keywords:Animal production; artificial insemination; cattle farming; infectious diseases; insemination; livestock farming; polymerase chain reaction; reproduction; reproductive organs; semen; testes; viral diseases; virology; communicable diseases; bovine herpesviruses; Australia.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Communicable diseases of animals (General)
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals
Live Archive:21 Jun 2010 00:02
Last Modified:19 Oct 2021 06:05

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