A serological investigation of pestiviruses in sheep in eastern border of Turkey

Trop Anim Health Prod. 2011 Dec;43(8):1467-9. doi: 10.1007/s11250-011-9832-2. Epub 2011 Apr 2.


All pestiviruses are important veterinary pathogens causing economic losses in cattle, sheep, and pigs. In this study, blood samples randomly collected from 465 sheep were analysed for the presence of antibodies to pestiviruses (bovine viral diarrhea virus, border disease virus) using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the province of Van and their towns. The seroprevalance were estimated as 75.9% and 60.0-82.5% in the sampled animals and sampled towns, respectively. The results revealed that pestiviruses are important abort pathogens in the province of Van and their towns.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Viral / blood*
  • Border Disease / epidemiology*
  • Border Disease / immunology
  • Border disease virus / immunology*
  • Diarrhea Viruses, Bovine Viral / immunology*
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay / veterinary
  • Pestivirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Pestivirus Infections / immunology
  • Pestivirus Infections / veterinary*
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies
  • Sheep
  • Sheep Diseases / blood
  • Sheep Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Sheep Diseases / immunology
  • Sheep, Domestic
  • Turkey / epidemiology


  • Antibodies, Viral