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BHV-1 as viewed under electron microscopy

Bovine herpes virus-1 is a virus which causes infectious bovine rhinotracheitis.

BHV-1 was first discovered in the early 1950s in feeder cattle in the Western United States.

Three main subtypes have been recognised:

BHV-1.1 has many different symptoms, in feedlot cattle respiratory problems tend to predominate, while in breeding animals genital lesions and abortions tend to be most frequent.


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