These are the results of an 8 month cohort study in two commercial dairy herds in Northwest Illinois. From each herd, 50 cows were selected at random, stratified over lactations 1 to 3. Serum from these animals was collected every two months and tested for antibodies to Bovine Leukosis Virus, Neospora caninum, and Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis. Animals that left the herd during the study were replaced by another animal in the same herd and lactation. At the last sampling, serum neutralization assays were performed for Bovine Herpesvirus type 1 and Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus type 1 and 2. Production data before and after sampling was collected for the entire herd from PCdart.
|Date made available||Dec 15 2017|
|Publisher||University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign|