Herpesvirus bovino 4 (BoHV-4): Aspectos generales de su biología y situación en la República Argentina

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Bovine herpesvirus 4 (BoHV-4) has been isolated from cattle with respiratory infections, vulvovaginitis, mastitis, abortions, endometritis and from apparently healthy animals throughout the world. Although it has not yet been established as causal agent of a specific disease entity, it is primarily associated with reproductive disorders of cattle. This virus can infect a wide range of species, either in vivo or in vitro. Two groups of prototype strains were originated from the first isolates: the DN599-type strains (American group) and the Movar-type strains (European group). In Argentina, BoHV-4 was isolated and characte-rized in 2007 from vaginal discharge samples taken from cows that had aborted. So far, morethan 40 isolates, mainly associated with aborting bovine females have been registered in ourcountry.

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Morán, P. E., Pérez, S. E., Odeón, A. C., & Verna, A. E. (2015). Herpesvirus bovino 4 (BoHV-4): Aspectos generales de su biología y situación en la República Argentina. Revista Argentina de Microbiologia, 47(2), 155–166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ram.2015.02.007

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