Authors: MEHMET TOLGA TAN, YAKUP YILDIRIM, NURAL EROL, A. BURAK GÜNGÖR
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.
Keywords: BLV, BHV-1, seroprevalence, cattle
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