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A serological investigation of bluetongue virus in cattle of south-east Iran

Author(s): Ali Asghar Mozaffari | Mohammad Khalili | Farhang Yahyazadeh

Journal: Veterinaria Italiana
ISSN 0505-401X

Volume: 48;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Bluetongue | Bluetongue virus | Cattle | Competitive ELISA | Enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assay | Iran | Virus

The aim of this study was to describe the seroprevalence rate of bluetongue virus (BTV) in cattle herds in south-east Iran. A total of 188 serum samples were collected from 20 cattle herds (10 animals in each herd) that were randomly selected between 2009 and 2010. A total of 12 samples were eliminated because of inadequacy. Antibodies to BTV in sera were detected using a commercial competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (c-ELISA). The seroprevalence rate in cattle was 2.13%. All sampled animals were female and age did not affect the prevalence of infection.
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