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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2009 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 12 | Page No.: 2613-2616
A Serologic Investigation of Blue Tongue Virus Serotypes (BTV-9, BTV-16) in Cattle in The Southeastern Anatolia Project Area in Turkey
Irfan Ozgunluk
 
Abstract: In this research, seroprevalence of BTV serotypes (BTV-9, BTV-16) were investigated in 740 cattle sera collected from 9 provinces in Southeast Anatolia Project Area in Turkey. Virus neutralization test was used to discriminate antibody response against BTV serotypes. The overall seroprevalence of BTV was recorded as 31.76%, comprising individual percentages for BTV-9 and BTV-16 were 20.00 and 22.03%, respectively. In the study, the seroprevalence of blue tongue virus infection in GAP varied between 20.90 and 52.17% on the province basis, whilst antibody percentage for BTV-9 and BTV-16 were found in GAP varied between 8.60 and 32.39%, 11.94 and 49.28%, respectively.
 
How to cite this article:
Irfan Ozgunluk , 2009. A Serologic Investigation of Blue Tongue Virus Serotypes (BTV-9, BTV-16) in Cattle in The Southeastern Anatolia Project Area in Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2613-2616.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2009.2613.2616