Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1974

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology and Microbiology

First Advisor

David E. Reed

Abstract

Bovine parvovirus has been shown to produce calf scours (40). Although exact figures are unavailable, a sizeable economic loss is suffered annually by South Dakotans as a result of this disease. Bovine parvovirus has been isolated in South Dakota (7). However, the extent of exposure to the virus is unknown. The object of this study is to characterize the South Dakota parvovirus isolate and determine by serological methods the extent of exposure in cattle. A preliminary study to determine the ability of parvovirus to cause abortion in cattle will also be undertaken.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Parvoviruses
Virus diseases

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Included in

Virology Commons

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