The occurrence of alpha-herpesvirus and pestivirus infections in European bison (Bison bonasus) in the Bialowieza Primeval Forest

Authors

  • Krzysztof Rypuła Division of Infectious Diseases and Veterinary Administration, Department of Epizootiology with the Clinic for Birds and Exotic Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
  • Małgorzata Krasińska Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Białowieża
  • Jerzy Kita Division of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Department of Large Animal Diseases with the Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Warsaw

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herpesvirus, pestivirus, European bison

Abstract

Serological survey on the occurrence of alpha-herpesvirus and pestivirus infections in the population of European bison in the Bialowieza Primeval Forest was conducted. Sera from 40 randomly selected individuals were tested using two commercial IDEXX ELISA tests. The study design allowed excluding or confirming the infection with the probability of 95% and at the expected prevalence of 30%. No antibodies either to alpha-herpesviruses (BHV-1, BHV-5, BuHV-1, CpHV-1, CvHV-1, CvHV-2, ElkHV-1) and pestiviruses (BVDV-1, BVDV-2, BDV) were detected. The results of the study imply that Polish population of European bison is unlikely to have a contact with any of the viruses. 

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Published

2011-09-01

How to Cite

Rypuła, K., Krasińska, M., & Kita, J. (2011). The occurrence of alpha-herpesvirus and pestivirus infections in European bison (Bison bonasus) in the Bialowieza Primeval Forest. European Bison Conservation Newsletter, 4, 89–94. Retrieved from https://ojs.wisent.org/index.php/czasopismo/article/view/135

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