What is the MSU BLV Team currently up to?
Preparation for the 6th Annual All Things BLV Conference on Oct. 22, 2021
This conference is planned as a hybrid meeting. Contact Tasia Kendrick for information on how you can attend virtually.
BLV Infection Influences Incidence and Severity of Other Diseases
Dr. Bo Norby and PhD Student Chris Kellogg are wrapping up their current research project. Their ongoing study has collected samples and followed groups of cattle across multiple Michigan dairy farms to investigate the vaccine (Anti-E. coli J5 Bacterin) efficacy and incidence of other clinical diseases due to immune system dysregulation caused by BLV.
Determining Onset of BLV in Dairy Heifers
Dr. Tasia Kendrick and PhD Student Maddy Sokacz have just started a research project aimed at identifying when dairy young stock contract BLV. The goal of this project is to not only identify when initial infection occurs, but also how it effects longevity of that individual within the herd. In addition, they will continue tracking whole herd prevalence profiles.
Other Official BLV News
Published on October 10, 2023
If you are in the cattle industry, whether dairy or beef, and the health and well-being of cattle are important to you, then register now for the International All Things BLV Conference November 8-10, 2023, at the Michigan State University Henry Center.
Published on July 29, 2022
What does it take to reduce the prevalence of a common disease in cattle? The project that provided a roadmap to eradicate BLV.
Published on June 2, 2021
Taking on a seemingly intransient disease can be a winning battle with new tools provided through grants from the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture.
Published on August 3, 2020
$500K grants will be used to study BLV, dairy cow reproduction
Published on February 1, 2020
MSU and animal agriculture commodity organizations partner to address industry’s most pressing challenges.