Indian Journal of Microbiology Research

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Border disease of sheep and goats in saudi arabia

Article : Open access

Article type : Research Article

Volume : 7

Issue : 1

Year : 2020

Author : Intisar Kamil Saeed

Page no : 95-98

Abstract : Border diseases one of viral diseases that affect sheep and goats causing economic losses worldwide. The present study was intended to explore the existence of border disease infection in sheep and goats in two region sat the north of Saudi Arabia. Collected serum samples were 624 from 155 sheep and 217 goats in Hail and 144 sheep and 108 goats in Rafha regions at the north of Saudi Arabia. Antibodies against pestivirus were examined in collected sera using competitive ELISA. Overall found pestivirus antibodies were 18.4%. Sheep showed the highest sero-prevalence (20.7%). Within localities highest seroprevalence was seen in Rafha region. Obtained results points to the circulation of border disease infection in sheep and goats in the northern part of Saudi Arabia. Keywords: Border disease, Antibodies, Sheep, Goats, ELISA, Saudi Arabia.