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Abstract

Seroprevalence of viral infections in llamas (Lama glama) in Argentina.

Abstract

Serum samples were collected from 390 llamas on 9 farms in Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Jujuy provinces in 1993 and were tested for antibodies against 8 viruses of cattle. The numbers positive were: 0.7% of the samples (3/390) for bovine herpesvirus 1; 2.0% (8/390) for bovine diarrhoea virus; 5.1% (20/390) for bovine adenovirus type 3; 4.6% (18/390) for bovine enterovirus; 87.6% (342/390) for bovine rotavirus. No antibodies were detected for bluetongue virus, bovine leukaemia virus, and foot-and-mouth disease virus.