Practical BLV eradication measures for commercial dairy farms

  • Don Niles Dairy Dreams, Casco, WI 54205
Keywords: bovine leukosis, eradication, screening test, confirmatory test, biosecurity


The presentation is intended to provide the dairy veterinarian with a process by which Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) can be eradicated from a dairy herd. The article will cover both bios­ecurity measures to limit horizontal transfer of BLV within a herd as well as testing procedures to identify BLV positive ani­mals and sort by their likelihood of infecting others in the herd. There will also be a discussion as to why BLV-free status may become more desirable in our modern society, and how the large animal veterinarian is well positioned to lead eradication efforts.

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