Search for the genome of bovine herpesvirus types 1, 4 and 5 in bovine semen

Journal Title: Open Veterinary Journal - Year 2013, Vol 3, Issue 2

Abstract

Bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BoHV-1) causes respiratory and reproductive disorders in cattle. Recently, bovine herpesvirus type 5 (BoHV-5) and bovine herpesvirus type 4 (BoHV-4) have been identified to be associated with genital disease. In this study, the presence of the genome of BoHV-1, BoHV-4 and BoHV-5 in bovine semen of Argentinean and international origin was analyzed by PCR assays. The most important finding of this study is the detection of the genome of BoHV-1 and BoHV-4 in semen of bulls maintained at artificial insemination centers. It is particularly relevant that BoHV-1 DNA was also identified in one sample of international origin suggesting the need for extensive quality control measures on international transport of bovine semen.

Authors and Affiliations

P. E. Morán| Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, UNCPBA, Tandil (7000), Argentina, P. A. Favier| Becaria FONCyT - Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica, Argentina, M. Lomónaco| Instituto de Virología - INTA Castelar, Castelar (B1712WAA), Argentina, M. C. Catena| Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, UNCPBA, Tandil (7000), Argentina, M. L. Chiapparrone| Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, UNCPBA, Tandil (7000), Argentina, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas CONICET - CIVETAN (Centro de Investigación Veterinaria de Tandil), Argentina, A. C. Odeón| Estación Experimental Agropecuaria – INTA Balcarce, Balcarce (7620), Argentina, A. E. Verna| Estación Experimental Agropecuaria – INTA Balcarce, Balcarce (7620), Argentina, S. E. Pérez| Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, UNCPBA, Tandil (7000), Argentina, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas CONICET - CIVETAN (Centro de Investigación Veterinaria de Tandil), Argentina

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P. E. Morán, P. A. Favier, M. Lomónaco, M. C. Catena, M. L. Chiapparrone, A. C. Odeón, A. E. Verna, S. E. Pérez (2013). Search for the genome of bovine herpesvirus types 1, 4 and 5 in bovine semen. Open Veterinary Journal, 3(2), 126-130. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-9293