Enzootic Bovine Leukosis: how to prevent the disease and control the spread of BLV infection.
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- EBL; BLV; Asymptomtic, blood-suckiling insect; management plan
Threat of animal infectious diseases, as well as that of vector-bone disease is increased in the globalized world under global warming. Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (EBL) is caused by the infection of Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) which belong to the family of Retiroviridae. Only a few percentages of BLV infected cattle develop fatal EBL after long incubation period from months to years. Majority of the BLV-infected animals show no apparent symptoms (asymptomatic), although they have a potential for transmissing BLV to the other cattle. BLV is mainly transmitted with the infected lymphocytes. The blood-suckling insect carrying the live blood cells from BLV-infected cattle can be a mechanical vector of BLV transmission. In contrast with acute infection, BLV can spread silently unless the proper control measure is conducted. Surveillance is critical for understanding BLV positivity, and suitable management plan of BLV-infection for the region is to be carried out for sustainable development of livestock industries.
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TY - CONF AU - Takeshi Haga PY - 2017/08 DA - 2017/08 TI - Enzootic Bovine Leukosis: how to prevent the disease and control the spread of BLV infection. BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference Postgraduate School Universitas Airlangga : "Implementation of Climate Change Agreement to Meet Sustainable Development Goals" (ICPSUAS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 13 EP - 14 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpsuas-17.2018.3 DO - 10.2991/icpsuas-17.2018.3 ID - Haga2017/08 ER -