The seroprevalence of BHV-1 infection on selected dairy cattle herds in Turkey


Alkan F., Burgu I., Bilge-Dagalp S., Yildirim Y., Gencay A., Gungor B., ...More

REVUE DE MEDECINE VETERINAIRE, vol.156, no.3, pp.166-169, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 156 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : REVUE DE MEDECINE VETERINAIRE
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-169

Abstract

In this study, serum samples of 13011 cattle from 31 dairy herds located in various regions of Turkey were tested for presence of neutralising antibodies against BHVI using the serum neutralisation (SN) technique. It was found that 97% (30/31) of the herds selected had seropositive animals and the frequencies of seropositivity were between 0.5-79.5% in the surveyed herds. Furthermore, recommendations to the control and eradication programme of the BHV1 infection were presented.