Section 2
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Prevalence of antibodies to bovine respiratory syncytial virus, bovine viral diarrhea virus, bovine herpesvirus-1, and bovine parainfluenza-3 virus in sheep and goats in Quebec

Elazhary, M.A.; Silim, A.; Dea, S.

American Journal of Veterinary Research 45(8): 1660-1662


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-9645
PMID: 6089626
Accession: 001238063

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Serum samples were collected from 1075 clinically healthy sheep and goats from 77 flocks in 7 agricultural regions of Quebec from June to August 1982. Sheep and goats were tested for antibodies to bovine respiratory syncytial virus, bovine viral diarrhoea virus, and bovine herpesvirus-1 by the indirect fluorescent antibody technique and for parainfluenza-3 virus by the haemagglutination inhibition test. The prevalence of antibodies in animals to respiratory syncytial virus was 31%; to bovine viral diarrhoea virus, 22.2%; to bovine herpesvirus-1, 10.8%; and to parainfluenza-3 virus, 23.2%. Antibodies prevailed in similar proportions in young (< 1 year) and adult (> 1 year) animals.

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