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Sokoto J. Vet. Sci.. 2015; 13(3): 49-52


Detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus antibodies in camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Maiduguri, Nigeria

ID Peter, AD El-Yuguda, GD Mshelia & JS Dawurung.

Abstract
This study was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) antibodies in camels presented for slaughter at the Maiduguri abattoir using a BVDV specific indirect enzyme-linked-immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Ninety (90) serum samples collected from adult male and female camels were tested for BVDV antibodies. From the samples tested, 28 (31.1%) were positive for BVDV. The sex distribution of the positive samples showed 7 (33.3%) males and 21 (30.4%) females were positive for BVDV antibodies. The results showed no statistically significant (p

Key words: Antibodies, Bovine viral diarrhea virus, Camels, Nigeria, Seroprevalence


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