Evaluation of 3ABCFMD Specific Immunity versus Clinical Infection among Cattle in Diyala Province

Ahmed Al-Zuhairi
2013 International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)   unpublished
and Objectives: The study was carried out to determine FMD specific antibodies in cattle using 3ABC ELISA in different age groups in Diyala province. Methods: Ninety two local breed cattle of different ages and of both sexes, were randomly selected , include 21 males and 71 females(24 pregnant and 47 non-pregnant). Blood samples were collected and sera were separated. Serum samples were examined by CHEKIT 3 ABC Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay. Results: The results revealed that the overall
more » ... centage of 3ABC FMD specific antibodiesin cattle was 16.3%. Higher percentage(18.3%) and low in male (8.76%). There was no significant difference between different animals status and no significant difference among regions. The highest percentage of 3ABCpositive cases was recorded in adult cattle(more than 3 years) 25.53% and lowest percentage (3.33%) in age group of (1-2 year) .There is a significant difference (P <0.05) among positive cases. Conclusions: low number of clinically Infected animals (3ABC positive) indicate the efficacy of vaccination program in Diyala province and booster doses were highly recommended