Ibu et al November 2004

 

Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 6 (Supplement): 20-21

 

ACTIVITY OF BOVINE PARAINFLUENZA TYPE 3 VIRUS IN CATTLE IN NORTH EASTERN NIGERIA -A SHORT COMMUNICATION

 

OJ IBU, EA SALIHU, MA ABECHI, EP ABA-ADULUGBA & M OKEWU

Abstract

Parainfluenza type 3 virus (PI3V) is a primary agent of Bovine Shipping Fever worldwide. The activity of the virus was accessed through a sero-survey using the haemagglutination inhibition (HI) test. Out of 656 cattle sampled from Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba and Borno States, 51.37% were seropositive. The reciprocal of HI titres ranged between 21 and 212. The geometric mean HI titres ranged from 106 in Borno State to 686 in Adamawa State. The implication of these findings to the possible occurance of shipping fever along cattle routes is discussed.

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