Seroprevalence study of small ruminant lentivirus infection in Indian sheep and goats
Rahul Singh, Rajendra Singh and Swati Kumari
The present study was aimed to determine the sero- monitoring of small ruminants lentivirus (SRLV) in the Indian slaughtered sheep and goats. A total of 400 sera samples collected from Bareilly (U.P), Delhi, Ganavarum (Andhra Pradesh) and Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) were screened for the presence of antibodies against SRLV antigen by cELISA, using commercially available SRLV antibody test kit (Small ruminants lentivirus Virus Antibody Test Kit, cELISA, VMRD, Inc, USA). Twenty-three goats and three sheep out of 400 were found seropositive to SRLV antibodies that constituted 6.50%. The results showed that SRLV antibodies are circulating in Indian sheep and goats and which warrant the implementation of control measures to prevent entrance of positive reactors and spread in the coming future.