Revista MVZ Córdoba
Print version ISSN 0122-0268
BETANCUR H, César; GONZALEZ T, Marco and REZA G., Lázaro. SEROEPIDEMIOLOGY OF THE INFECTIOUS BOVINE RHINOTRACHEITIS IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MONTERÍA, COLOMBIA. Rev.MVZ Cordoba [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.2, pp. 830-836. ISSN 0122-0268.
Objective. To study the seroprevalence of IBR in livestock bovine with infertility antecedents. Materials and methods. Blood samples were collected from 150 animals with infertility antecedents and non-vaccinated history against IBR, belonging to 32 farms in Monteria municipality and samples at random of 20 bulls belonging to the same farms. Antibodies were analyzed against IBR by using ELISA test. Results. The results showed a seroprevalence of 74.7% for bovine rhinotracheitis infectious. They were significant differences with regard to prevalence for sex and age variables of animals (p<0.05). There were not significant differences in prevalence for the variable race, area, type of exploitation and reproductive alterations (p>0.05). Conclusion. The high prevalence of the infection for IBR in cows could be associated with the infection in bulls, which has an outstanding meaning, since the infection is of venereal transmission. These results should alert to sanitary authorities in order to implement prevention and control strategies.
Keywords : Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR); herpes viral infectious; bovine infertility; Colombia.