Specialists of the FGBI “ARRIAH” Reference Laboratory for Cattle Diseases performed several serological as well as molecular and biological tests for the level of infectious agent spread on February, 1-March 15, 2016.
2, 436 tests of blood serum from different age-sex groups of cattle from different RF regions were performed.
150 samples were tested for antibodies to Bluetongue virus and 137 samples – for antibodies to Schmallenberg disease virus. No antibodies to these agents were detected.
Antibodies to infectious bovine rhinotracheitis agent were detected in 200 out of 225 (88.8%) tested samples; antibodies to bovine virus diarrhea agent were detected in 168 out of 228 (73.6%) cases; in 152 out of 155 (98%) – to respiratory syncytial virus; in 10 out of 33 (30.3%) – to bovine chlamydiosis agent; in 14 out of 25 (56%) to bovine mycoplasmosis agent; in 40 out of 43 (93%) - to bovine adenovirus; in 25 out of 25 (100%) to bovine leukemia virus; in 27 out of 43 (62.7%) – bovine pasteurellosis agent; in 201 out of 225 (89.3%) to parainfluenza-3 virus; in 28 out of 158 (17.7%) – to rotavirus, and in 92 out of 130 (70.7%) to bovine coronavirus.
721 samples of biological material from animals imported from Germany, Netherlands, and Denmark were tested for Schmallenberg disease virus genome using PCR method. The genome was not detected. Besides, PCR method revealed bovine rotavirus genome in 18% of cases, bovine coronavirus genome in 7.8% of cases, and bovine leukemia virus in 56.7% of cases.
The FGBI “ARRIAH” Press Office