Type

Journal Article

Authors

Guy McGrath
Daniel M Collins
Damien J. Barrett

Subjects

Law

Topics
ireland sheep prevalence routine post mortem post mortem examination louping ill west of ireland north of ireland

Seroprevalence of Louping Ill virus (LIV) antibodies in sheep submitted for post mortem examination in the North West of Ireland in 2011 (2012)

Abstract Blood samples were collected opportunistically at routine post mortem examination from 199 sheep which came from 152 flocks. The location of each submitting flock was mapped. Sera were tested using a goose blood haemagglutination inhibition assay for louping ill virus. There was an animal level prevalence of 8.5%, and a flock level prevalence of 9.8%. The greatest proportion of seropositive animals was identified among the animals older than 24 months of age. The elevation of the land associated with positive flocks was greater than that of negative flocks. Lesions of non-suppurative meningoencephalitis were observed in three of the 199 animals.
Collections Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Veterinary Medicine Research Collection (superseded in 2015)
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Ireland -> University College Dublin -> College of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine (superseded in 2015)
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> School of Veterinary Medicine (superseded in 2015)
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis (CVERA)
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> CVERA Research Collection

Full list of authors on original publication

Guy McGrath, Daniel M Collins, Damien J. Barrett

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Guy McGrath
University College Dublin
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Damien J. Barrett
Teagasc
Total Publications: 23