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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 12 | Page No.: 1523-1525
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.1523.1525  
Bovine Herpesvirus Type 1 (BHV-1) Prevalence in Dairy Cattle
Uzeyir Taha Iscan and Rustem Duman
Abstract: In this study, Bovine Herpesvirus type 1 (BHV-1) prevelance causing Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) in dairy cattle that showed respiratory system symptoms and that were located in Iskilip, Corum situated in Middle Black Sea Region in Turkey were studied. For this purpose, owned by small family enterprises and not vaccinated, 5200 animals over 1 year old were scanned and nasal swap and blood samples were taken from 250 animals showing respiratory system disease symptoms and having body temperature above normal. Total 250 nasal swap samples and blood samples from the same cattle were tested, respectively against antigen and antibody presence for BHV-1 by ELISA kits obtained commercially. For the sampled cattle, BHV-1 antigen prevelance was detected as 0.8% (2/250). During the serological part of the study, for the same sampled animals, BHV-1 specific antibody prevelance was detected as 21.2% (53/250). Consequently, BHV-1 infection presence/extensity was detected in cattle owned by family enterprises in Iskilip vicinity and it was agreed that serious precautions should be taken to control the infection.
How to cite this article:
Uzeyir Taha Iscan and Rustem Duman, 2011. Bovine Herpesvirus Type 1 (BHV-1) Prevalence in Dairy Cattle. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 1523-1525.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.1523.1525