Isolation and partial characterization of a calicivirus from calves.

A. W. Smith, D. E. Mattson, D. E. Skilling, J. A. Schmitz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

27 Scopus citations


A calicivirus was isolated from 3 dairy calves in a herd with persistent calf respiratory tract problems. This virus, named Tillamook calicivirus, was not neutralized by 18 different calicivirus-typing serums available. The agent caused only minimal lesions in 2 experimentally exposed calves, but did establish a persistent infection with virus shedding for 45 days, after which time the experiment was terminated. Experimentally exposed swine developed clinical vesicular lesions. The possible origins, disease potential, and relationships to the exotic animal disease agent, vesicular exanthema of swine are discussed for this first calicivirus isolate of bovine origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-855
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


Dive into the research topics of 'Isolation and partial characterization of a calicivirus from calves.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this