Peer Reviewed Studies

Cross-sectional study to describe bovine leukemia virus herd and within-herd ELISA prevalence and bovine leukemia virus proviral load of convenience-sampled Kansas beef cow-calf herds.

Huser SM, Larson RL, Taxis TM, Almaraz JM, Reif KE, Weaver B, Amrine DE, Bartlett PC.
Am J Vet Res. 2022 Dec 21;84(2):ajvr.22.09.0156. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.22.09.0156.
PMID: 36520647

Identification of BoLA Alleles Associated with BLV Proviral Load in US Beef Cows.

LaHuis CH, Benitez OJ, Droscha CJ, Singh S, Borgman A, Lohr CE, Bartlett PC, Taxis TM.
Pathogens. 2022 Sep 24;11(10):1093. doi: 10.3390/pathogens11101093.
PMID: 36297150

Development of a predictive model for bovine leukemia virus proviral load.

John EE, Droscha C, Cameron M, Stryhn H, Keefe G, McClure JT.
J Vet Intern Med. 2022 Sep;36(5):1827-1836. doi: 10.1111/jvim.16506. Epub 2022 Aug 11.
PMID: 35950569

Phenotypic Selection of Dairy Cattle Infected with Bovine Leukemia Virus Demonstrates Immunogenetic Resilience through NGS-Based Genotyping of BoLA MHC Class II Genes.

Lohr CE, Sporer KRB, Brigham KA, Pavliscak LA, Mason MM, Borgman A, Ruggiero VJ, Taxis TM, Bartlett PC, Droscha CJ.
Pathogens. 2022 Jan 15;11(1):104. doi: 10.3390/pathogens11010104.
PMID: 35056052

Tracing Viral Transmission and Evolution of Bovine Leukemia Virus through Long Read Oxford Nanopore Sequencing of the Proviral Genome.

Pavliscak LA, Nirmala J, Singh VK, Sporer KRB, Taxis TM, Kumar P, Goyal SM, Mor SK, Schroeder DC, Wells SJ, Droscha CJ.
Pathogens. 2021 Sep 14;10(9):1191. doi: 10.3390/pathogens10091191.
PMID: 34578223

Diagnostic Measures of Disease Progression in Cattle Following Natural Infection with Bovine Leukemia Virus.

Hutchinson HC, Ruggiero VJ, Norby B, Sporer KRB, Bartlett PC.
Pathogens. 2021 Aug 5;10(8):987. doi: 10.3390/pathogens10080987.
PMID: 34451451

Current Developments in the Epidemiology and Control of Enzootic Bovine Leukosis as Caused by Bovine Leukemia Virus.

Bartlett PC, Ruggiero VJ, Hutchinson HC, Droscha CJ, Norby B, Sporer KRB, Taxis TM.
Pathogens. 2020 Dec 18;9(12):1058. doi: 10.3390/pathogens9121058.
PMID: 33352855

Bovine leukemia virus detection and dynamics following experimental inoculation.

Hutchinson HC, Norby B, Droscha CJ, Sordillo LM, Coussens PM, Bartlett PC.
Res Vet Sci. 2020 Dec;133:269-275. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2020.09.026. Epub 2020 Sep 23.
PMID: 33039878

Changes in bovine leukemia virus serological status and lymphocyte count between dry-off and early lactation in Michigan dairy cows.

Wisnieski L, Norby B, Gandy J, Byrem TM, Sordillo LM.
J Dairy Sci. 2020 Oct;103(10):9473-9480. doi: 10.3168/jds.2019-17839. Epub 2020 Aug 6.
PMID: 32773309

Herd management practices associated with bovine leukemia virus incidence rate in Michigan dairy farms.

Hutchinson HC, Norby B, Erskine RJ, Sporer KRB, Bartlett PC.
Prev Vet Med. 2020 Sep;182:105084. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2020.105084. Epub 2020 Jun 30.
PMID: 32682155

In the Press

Find the super-shedders in your barn

by Ciarra Lahuis, and Phil Durst
PCR testing can be used to identify the viral level of bovine leukemia virus in the herd.

Reducing the prevalence of bovine leukosis by identifying and removing infectious cows

A Michigan State University (MSU) research group, in collaboration with our cooperative, set out to investigate what effect, if any, BLV infection had on milk production, culling and longevity in cows.