DETECTION OF ANTIBODIES AGAINST RESPIRATORY VIRUSES IN SHEEP
Omyma M. El-Desawy, Mervat I.I. Abdel Moniem and Nelly Omar
Department of Virology, Animal Health Research Institute, Egypt
A total of 66 sheep serum samples were collected from Giza Governorate. The collected sera represented age varied from 3-12 months. These samples were examined for detection of antibody to three viral pathogens commonly implicated in respiratory infection namely parainfluenza virus type 3 (PI3), infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus (IBR) and bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV). Serological examination revealed the presence of specific antibodies against respiratory viruses used. Out of 66 sheep serum samples, 18%, 6% and 9%, for PI3, BRSV and IBR respectively, were detected by ELISA, while they were 14%, 3% and 7.5% respectively by SNT.