Sero-epidemiological and pathological studies on enzootic bovine leukosis in Turkey.

Burgu I., Urman H., Kaaden O., Truyen U., Akça Y., Alcigir G., ...More

DTW. Deutsche tierärztliche Wochenschrift, vol.98, no.6, pp.226-228, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Title of Journal : DTW. Deutsche tierärztliche Wochenschrift
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-228


The prevalence of enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) in Turkey was investigated by serological screenings using the agargel immunodiffusion test (AGID). A total of 4,047 blood samples obtained from 2,780 cattle between one and 14 years of age and taken in 6-8 month-intervals in three dairy farms were tested for the presence of EBL-specific antibodies. A high prevalence of EBL-sero-positive animals was found amongst cattle in two of the farms. Furthermore, recommendations based upon the regulation implemented by an expert group of the European Commission and considering the local dairy management conditions were presented.