TITLE

GALVIJŲ VIRUSINĖS DIARĖJOS PAPLITIMAS LIETUVOJE IR KONTROLĖS PRIEMONIŲ EFEKTYVUMAS NUSTATANT PERSISTENTIŠKAI INFEKUOTUS GALVIJUS

AUTHOR(S)
Kliučinskas, Rolanas; Lukauskas, Kazimieras; Milius, Jonas; Mauricas, Mykolas
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Veterinarija ir Zootechnika;2004, Vol. 28 Issue 50, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to evaluate an effectiveness of control measures for bovine viral diarrhoea vires (BVDV) in Lithuania during 2001–2003. The BVD investigation data used in this article were supplied by the reference National Veterinary Laboratory (NVL). An enzym-linked immunosorbent assay was used to analyse sera for antibodies against BVD. During the study period 6843 samples were analysed and 2571 were found BVDV positive. The BVDV sero-prevalence varied from 23.5% to 47,6%. The cattle from which the samples had been collected were grouped according to age and sex: bulls, cows, heifers, and calves. The investigations showed that 54.6% of cows were sero-positive for BVDV whereas only 26.1% of calves had antibodies. BVD sero-prevalence was the highest in the areas of intensive animal husbandry: Klaipėeda (55.9%), Marijampolė (53.6%), Šiauliai (47.1%), Telšiai (39.7%), Panevėžys (31.3%) and Kaunas (22.7%). In Alytus county only 4.2% of cattle were found BVD positive. At the beginning of 2001, NVL started to investigate cattle sera for BVD antigens in an attempt to detect persistently infected cattle in the herds. The result of this investigation showed that of 24 BVD antigen-positive cattle, only 6 were persistently infected.
ACCESSION #
15776255

 

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