Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 1982;22(1):63-66.
A Field Case of Bovine Viral Leukosis in Young Cattle
Hyun-Beom Lee, Won-Pil Choi, Keun-Woo Lee
Department. of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, Gyeongbug National University
약유우(若乳牛)에 발생(發生)한 지방유행성(地方流行性) 백혈병(白血病)에 대하여
이현범, 최원필, 이근우
경북대학교 농과대학
Abstract
Authors encountered a case of bovine viral leukosis in a young cattle (10 months old) with the following findings; Main clinical symptoms observed were emaciation, digestive disorder, and marked enlargement of superficial lymph nodes. Biopsied specimen of the lymph nodes revealed characteristic histological picture of bovine leukosis. A severe degree of leukocytosis (108,000/cmm) accompanied by marked lympocytosis (96%=103,680/cmm) was detected from the hematological examination of peripheral blood. Most of the lympocytes(94%=101,520) were large-sized, immature, and abnormal in their morphology. In addition, a pronounced anemia (1.78 million/cmm) without regenerative evidence of erythrocyte was noted. The serum of the patient showed positive reaction against gp antigen of bovine leukosis virus in agar-gel diffusion test.


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