The Seroprevalence of bovine herpes virus type 1 (BHV-1) and bovine leukemia virus (BLV) in selected dairy cattle herds in Aydin Province, Turkey


Tan M. T. , Yildirim Y., Erol N., Gungor A. B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.30, no.4, pp.353-357, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-357
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The prevalence of BHV-1 and BLV antibodies was studied in 313 serum samples collected from 5 dairy cattle herds. Serum samples were collected from both apparently healthy animals and animals with respiratory symptoms. The samples were tested for the presence of antibodies against BHV-1 and BLV using virus neutralization and agar gel immunodiffusion test, respectively. The results indicated that the prevalence of BHV-1 and BLV infections was 19.5% and 0.3%, respectively.