Seroprevalence of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) in cattle from Sotaquirá, Colombia

Edgar D.Daniel González-Bautista, Diana M. Bulla-Castañeda, Henry A. Lopez-Buitrago, Adriana M. Díaz-Anaya, Deisy J. Lancheros-Buitrago, Diego J. Garcia-Corredor, Julio C.Tobón Torreglosa, Diego Ortiz Ortega, Martín O. Pulido-Medellín

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Worldwide distributed Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) represents a high risk of infection in most bovine farms, in which it is associated with gastrointestinal, respiratory, and reproductive diseases. The purpose of this research was to establish the seroprevalence and the main risk factors associated with the presentation of BVDV in the municipality of Sotaquirá, Colombia. Samples were taken from 1000 cattle of Holstein, Ayrshire, Jersey, Normande Gyr and Holstein x Gyr. Epidemiological surveys were implemented, reproductive and management variables were taken into consideration. Indirect ELISA was performed to detect specific antibodies against BVDV using the commercial kit SERELISA® BVD p80 Ab Mono Blocking. The overall seroprevalence of antibodies against BVDV was 42.5% (425/1000), where the Gyr breed (59.1% apparent prevalence (AP); 60.3% real prevalence (PR)) and the age group > 4 years (53.0% PA; 54.4% PR) presented the highest seroprevalences. A significant statistical association was found for the breed, age, management practices evaluated and the presentation of PI3 (p ≤ 0.05). Age group > 4 years, Normande breed, presentation of PI3 and grazing lease were established as risk factors associated with BVDV in the herds. These infections are mainly associated with dairy cattle and herds with many animals, so it is important to consider vaccination plans as a preventive system and follow up on the most common diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100202
JournalVeterinary and Animal Science
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Antibody
  • Bovine viral diarrhea virus
  • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
  • Herd
  • Risk factors


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