Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Cattle, Western Turkey
|EHD status†||Temperature, °C||Heart rate, beats/min||Respiratory rate, breaths/min||Mucous membranes||Enlarged lymph nodes||Rumen motility, contractions/5 min|
|Suspected (n = 41)||37.5–39.2||72 ± 3‡||24 ± 4‡||Cyanotic (n = 2)||ND||0–12|
|PCR+ (n = 1)||40.5||110||52||Cyanotic||Prescapular, submandibular||0|
|Seropositive (n = 1)||41.1||104||48||Hyperemic||None||1|
|Virus isolated (n = 6)||39.7–40.6||68–86||32–56||Normal color||Submandibular (n = 1)||0–4|
*EHD, epizootic hemorrhagic disease; ND, not detected.
†PCR, ELISA, and virus isolation were performed on selected samples from the 41 samples (11 whole blood samples, 4 serum samples, and 15 supernatant samples from the baby hamster kidney cells). The virus-positive animals were PCR negative.
‡Mean, ± SEM.
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