Serological Investigation of Peste Des Petits Ruminants in Lambs in Iraq-Kirkuk Region

RAHEEM S., kozat S.

Van Veterinary Journal, vol.34, no.2, pp.140-145, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.36483/vanvetj.1269834
  • Journal Name: Van Veterinary Journal
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.140-145
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of Peste des Petits Ruminant (PPR) in sheep herds in different areas in the Iraq - Kirkuk region by using the ELISA test technique. According to clinical findings, the presence of seropositive samples by PPR test kit and ELISA method was revealed in the sera obtained from blood samples of lambs suspected of PPR disease. According to the obtained the test results, 47% of the antibodies against the PPR virus of all lambs used in the study were positive. Presence of PPR antibody was detected as 41.5% in 2-6 month old lambs. The disease was detected at the highest level in April with a rate of 56.50%. As a result, it was revealed that PPR is endemic in the Kirkuk-Iraq region. In conclusion; In the fight against Peste des Petits Ruminant (PPR) disease; It was concluded that in addition to preventive vaccine studies, disinfection systems, quarantine, training of sheep breeders and development of a plan for global disease prevention are required.