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Surveillance
Bovine lymphotropic herpesvirus detected in Belgium
  1. M-M. Garigliany,
  2. C. Bayrou,
  3. D. Cassart,
  4. S. Jolly and
  5. D. Desmecht
  1. Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, B-4000 Liège, Belgium e-mail: daniel.desmecht@ulg.ac.be

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FIELD veterinarians refer approximately 2200 dead animals per year for postmortem examination to the University of Liège's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. In March 2013, a seven-year-old Belgian blue cow was referred with a history of depression, anorexia, weight loss and purulent metritis that did not respond to standard antibiotic therapies. Postmortem examination revealed severe emaciation (cachexia), chronic …

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