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Prevalence of Lentivirus Antibodies in Small Ruminants of South Gujarat

B. J. Trangadia

Department of Veterinary Pathology, Vanbandhu College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari-396450, Gujarat

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July, 2019 : 96 (7) - pages 27 to 30
(Received: October, 2018, Accepted: January, 2019)


The study was undertaken to evaluate the presence of lentivirus antibodies in small ruminants of South Gujarat. Out of 416 goats tested 35 (8.41%) and from 127 sheep, 34 (26.77%) animals had antibodies against lentivirus by competitive ELISA. Seropositivity was higher in sheep as compared to goats and it was signicant (p<0.05) statistically. Sex-wise analysis revealed, prevalence in male and female goats as 1.65% and 11.19%, respectively and the difference was signicant (p=0.0015). Whereas in male sheep 29.27% and in female 25.58% animals were found to be positive and the difference was non-signicant (p=0.661) at 95% level of condence. While combining sheep and goats, prevalence in males was 8.64% and in females 14.44 % with an overall prevalence of 12.71 per cent. Overall, higher prevalence was recorded in females as compared to males

Key Words: Competitive ELISA; Goats; Lentivirus; Sheep

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