Serological survey of antibodies against BVD virus in camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Iran

Trop Anim Health Prod. 2010 Mar;42(3):411-4. doi: 10.1007/s11250-009-9435-3. Epub 2009 Aug 24.


This serological survey was carried out to detect antibodies in dromedary camels against BVD virus in Iran. A total of 137 serum samples, were collected from camels at Khorein abattoir in suburbs of Tehran and examined for BVDV, using the serum neutralization test (SNT). Twenty seven of the 137 camels (19.7%) were positive for BVDV antibodies. It was found that the rate of seropositive camels in Iran is substantially higher compared to figures published in most other countries. This study indicated an increased frequency of infection rate with increasing age of camels. The frequency of positive cases was not significantly different between male and female camels.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Viral / blood*
  • Bovine Virus Diarrhea-Mucosal Disease / epidemiology
  • Bovine Virus Diarrhea-Mucosal Disease / immunology
  • Bovine Virus Diarrhea-Mucosal Disease / virology
  • Camelus / blood*
  • Cattle
  • Diarrhea Viruses, Bovine Viral / immunology*
  • Female
  • Iran / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies


  • Antibodies, Viral