Surveillance of neutralizing antibodies against Bovine Herpesvirus 1 in cattle herds from different farming property systems

Authors

  • Marcus Rebouças Santos Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Hanna Carolina Campos Ferreira Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Otávio Valério de Carvalho Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Luiz Henrique Silva Bulos Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Vinicio Araujo Nascimento Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Jamária Adriana Pinheiro Soares Martins Faculdade de Medicina de Wisconsin
  • Eduardo Paulino da Costa Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Márcia Rogéria de Almeida Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Abelardo Silva Júnior Universidade Federal de Viçosa

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of neutralizing antibodies against bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) in 722 non-vaccinated animals from eight properties that use different farming systems (extensive, semi-confinement and confinement). Serum samples were subjected to neutralization tests in order to search for anti-BoHV-1 antibodies. Serological results were categorized as negative, low titer, intermediate titer or high titer. One property showed no positive samples; while other properties presented frequency of positive samples ranging from 17.95% to 86.96%. For animals raised under confinement, the number of positive samples and neutralizing antibody titers were lower compared to others, possibly due to good sanitary practices adopted by this type of system. Altogether, our results can contribute towards the understanding of the endemic infection in Brazil.

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Published

2014-03-24

How to Cite

SANTOS, M.R., FERREIRA, H.C.C., CARVALHO, O.V. de, BULOS, L.H.S., NASCIMENTO, V.A., MARTINS, J.A.P.S., COSTA, E.P. da, ALMEIDA, M.R. de and JÚNIOR, A.S., 2014. Surveillance of neutralizing antibodies against Bovine Herpesvirus 1 in cattle herds from different farming property systems . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 803–809. [Accessed29 November 2022]. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/18240.

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Agricultural Sciences