Detection of Bovine Herpesvirus 1 in cattle genital organs

Lucas Pantaleon

Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BOHV-1) is a virus that causes Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), infectious pustular vulvovaginitis, temporary infertility, embryonic death and abortions in cattle. The virus affects herds around the globe, causing significant economic losses. As is the case for other herpes viruses, BoHV-1 has the ability to establish a latent infection, meaning that animals are carriers for life and can infect other animals after viral reactivation.

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