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Serological Status of Bovine Herpes Virus Type 1 in Cattle in Small Scale Private Farms in the Central Black Sea Region, Turkey
Zafer Yazici*, Harun Albayrak, Emre Ozan1 and Semra Gümüsova
Department of Virology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, 55139, Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey; 1Virology Laboratory, Regional Veterinary Control and Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural, Samsun, Turkey; *Corresponding author:


Bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BHV-1) is associated with a variety of clinical manifestations in cattle including respiratory and genital diseases. The current study was undertaken to investigate the serological status of BHV-1 in cattle in four provinces of the Central Black Sea Region Turkey. Blood samples were collected from 501 cattle and analyzed using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). A total of 224 (44.71%) serum samples were found positive against BHV-1. Seropositivity rate ranged from 34.66 to 67.74%. The result indicates that BHV-1 is widely disseminated in unvaccinated cattle in Black Sea Region and control strategies, including comprehensive vaccination program should be adopted.

Key words: BHV-1, Blood, Cattle, ELISA, Seroprevalence, Turkey


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)