All Things BLV 2021

Our 2021 meeting will take place on October 22. We are offering a hybrid set-up with the in-person meeting located at Woldumar Nature Center.

Meeting Summary

We are very excited to welcome back our annual All Things BLV after a year off in 2020! This meeting will take place at Woldumar Nature Center on October 22, 2021 with a hybrid option for virtual attendance. Please contact Tasia Kendrick for details on how to attend virtually.

A total of 12 abstracts will be presented over the course of the day, and there are 2 open discussion sessions. Abstract titles and presenters are listed below. The meeting pamphlet including schedule and abstracts is available for download and reading. 

All Things BLV 2021 Pamphlet


  • Application of Novel Diagnostics and Phylodynamics to Address Control of Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) in Dairy Cattle. S.J. Wells, J. Nirmala, V.K. Singh, T. Lenskaia, S.K. Mor, and D.C. Schroeder
  • Tracing Viral Transmission and Evolution of Bovine Leukemia Virus Through Long Read Oxford Nanopore Sequencing of the Proviral Genome. L.A. Pavliscak, J. Nirmala, V.K. Singh, K.R.B. Sporer, T.M. Taxis, P. Kumar, S.M. Goyal, S.K. Mor, D.C. Schroeder, S.J. Wells, and C.J. Droscha
  • Phenotypic Selection of Dairy Cattle Infected with Bovine Leukemia Virus Demonstrates Immunogenetic Resilience Through NGS-based Genotyping of BoLA-DRB3 MHC Class II Genes. C.E. Lohr, K.R.B. Sporer, K.A. Brigham, L.A. Pavliscak, M.M. Mason, A. Borgman, V.J. Ruggiero, T.M. Taxis, P.C. Bartlett, and C.J. Droscha
  • Calf Expressed MicroRNAs Associated with Dams Infected with Bovine Leukemia Virus. C. LaHuis, T. Swartz, K.R.B. Sporer, C.J. Droscha, and T.M. Taxis
  • Managing Bovine Leukemia Virus by Integrating Surveillance of Young Stock and Whole Herd Scans. M.E. Sokacz, P.C. Bartlett, C.J. Droscha, K.R.B. Sporer, B. Norby, and T.M. Taxis
  • Changes in Bovine Leukemia Virus Diagnostic Parameters in Naturally Infected Dairy Cattle Over a Lactation Cycle. C. Kellogg, B. Norby, R. Erskine, P.C. Bartlett, D.L. Grooms, P. Coussens, T. Byrem, and L. Sordillo
  • The Impact of Bovine Leukemia Virus on Dairy Longevity. O.J. Benitez, R.M. LaDronka, B. Norby, D.L. Grooms, and P.C. Bartlett
  • The Economic Impact of Bovine Leukemia Virus in Michigan Dairies. D. Frommelt and M. McKendree
  • The Impact of Removal or Segregation of Cattle That Have a High Proviral Load of Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) in Reducing Incidence and Prevalence of BLV in Dairy Herd in the Canadian Maritimes. S. Bourassi, G. Keefe, E. John, S. Mckenna, and J.T. McClure
  • Effect of Selective Removal of Cattle with High Proviral Load on the Herd-Level Prevalence of Bovine Leukosis. S. Shrestha, K. Orsel, H.W. Barkema, G. van Marle, M.F. Abdul-Careem, and F. van der Meer
  • Moving to Zero -- A Pathway to Eradicate BLV From Dairy Herds. P.T. Durst, T.M. Taxis, K.R.B. Sporer, C.J. Droscha, H. Straub III, and P.C. Bartlett
  • Practical BLV Eradication Measures for Commercial Dairy Farms. D. Niles.