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Volume 10, Number 3—March 2004

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Bovine Necrotic Vulvovaginitis Associated with Porphyromonas levii

Daniel Elad*Comments to Author , Orly Friedgut*, Nir Alpert†, Yehuda Stram*, Dan Lahav*, Doron Tiomkin†, Miriam Avramson‡, Kalia Grinberg*, and Michael Bernstein*
Author affiliations: *Kimron Veterinary Institute, Bet Dagan, Israel; †Hahaklait, Caesarea, Israel; ‡Veterinary Field Services, Israel

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Results of bacteriologic and virologic examinations in outbreak of bovine necrotic vulvovaginitis in Israeli-Holstein dairy cows on a farm in the northeast of Israela

Findings No. cows in which clinical signs present No. cows in which clinical signs absent
P. levii isolated 32 2
P. levii not isolated 0 5
BoHV-4 found 26 2
BoHV-4 not found 5 5

aP. levii, Porphyromonas levii; BoHV-4, bovine herpesvirus 4.

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