Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) virus antibodies in goats and cattle of the Saint Martin’s Island in Bangladesh

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  • MSI Siddiqui Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • A Ahasan Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • N Islam Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • P Kundu Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • MN Munshi Senior Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaha
  • EH Chowdhury Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

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https://doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v31i2.27685

Abstract

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious acute viral disease of domestic and wild ruminants particularly goats and sheep, which causes severe economic losses. Since 1993 PPR has been endemic in goats in Bangladesh. The present study was a seroprevalence study of PPR antibodies in goats and cattle at St. Martin's Island in Bangladesh from July 2012 to June 2013. There was no previous history of Rinderpest or PPR outbreak, and no Rinderpest vaccination. Blood samples were collected from 192 goats and 132 cattle randomly. All animals were apparently healthy, and were not vaccinated against Rinderpest or PPR. Serum antibody titre (competition percentage; CP value) was determined by a commercially available c-ELISA kit. The overall seroprevalence of PPR in goats was 37.5%. No serum samples from cattle were positive. In view of the high risk of PPR, a control strategy is proposed.

Bangl. vet. 2014. Vol. 31, No. 2, 55-59

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MSI Siddiqui, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202



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2016-05-09

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Siddiqui, M., Ahasan, A., Islam, N., Kundu, P., Munshi, M., & Chowdhury, E. (2016). Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) virus antibodies in goats and cattle of the Saint Martin’s Island in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Veterinarian, 31(2), 55–59. https://doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v31i2.27685

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