Serosurvey of three virus infections in reindeer in northern Norway and Svalbard

  • S. Stuen Centre of Veterinary Medicine, N-9005 Tromsø, Norway
  • J. Krogsrud National Veterinary Institute, PO Box 8156 Dep. N-0033 Oslo, Norway
  • B. Hyllseth Department of Pharmacology, Microbiology and Food Hygiene, Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 8146 Dep., N-0033 Oslo, Norway
  • N.J.C. Tyler Department of Arctic Biology and Institute of Medical Biology, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway
Keywords: herpesvirus, BVDV, PIV-3, serology, reindeer, Norway, Svalbard

Abstract

Sera from 326 Norwegian reindeer (NR) and from 40 Svalbard reindeer (SR) were examined for antibodies to reindeer herpesvirus (RHV), bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) and parainfulenza type 3 virus (PIV-3). No antibodies to any of these three viruses were detected in sera from SR. Sixty-three percent of sera from 101 adult NR (> 12 months old) and 15% of 225 NR calves (6 months old) had antibodies to RHV; corresponding values for BVDV were 41% and 6%, respectively. Twenty-seven percent of adult NR and 1% of NR calves had antibodies to both viruses. No antibodies to PIV-3 were detected in any NR sera.
Published
1993-12-01
How to Cite
StuenS., KrogsrudJ., HyllsethB., & TylerN. (1993). Serosurvey of three virus infections in reindeer in northern Norway and Svalbard. Rangifer, 13(4), 215-219. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.13.4.1120
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