Investigation of the Seroprevalance of Maedi-Visna in the Region of Van Using Elisa and Histopathological Findings

Akkan H. A., Karaca M., Tutuncu M., Keles I., Ilhan F., Cetin Y., ...More

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.8, no.8, pp.1495-1498, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1495-1498
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: No


In the present study, seroprevalance of maedi-visna in sheep in the region of Van was aimed to investigate. A total of 465 serum samples obtained from sheep raised in Van and its towns were investigated with regard to maedi-visna specific antibody using ELISA procedure. Out of 465 samples 30 of them were seropositive (6.45%) and 20 of them were doubtful (4.30%) according to test procedure. Histopathology was also applied to some of these sheep which slaughtered in an abattoir after blood sampling. According to histopathological analysis 9 doubtful samples were also found to be positive. But, due to mild lymphoproliferation in there samples ELISA gave doubtful results. As a result with this study, seroprevalance of maedi-visna was determined in the region of Van and in the doubtful cases histopathological assessments believed to strengthen serological findings.