Citation Albayrak H, Yazici Z, Ozan E, Tamer C, Abd El Wahed A, Wehner S, Ulrich K & Weidmann M (2019) Characterisation of the First Bovine Parainfluenza Virus 3 Isolate Detected in Cattle in Turkey. Veterinary Sciences, 6 (2), Art. No.: 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci6020056
Abstract A respiratory disease outbreak on a cattle farm in northern Turkey produced respiratory tract symptoms and severe pneumonia symptoms in 20 calves. Eight calves died, and a lung specimen from one carcass was analysed for bacteria and for viruses of the Bovine respiratory diseases complex. Bacteriological analysis was negative, but antigen detection ELISA and RT-PCR results indicated the presence of Bovine parainfluenza virus (BPIV). Virus isolation succeeded on Madin-Darby Bovine Kidney cells, and subsequent whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis identified BPIV-3c. This is the first report of BPIV-3c isolation from cattle in Turkey, indicating the need for more virological and epidemiological studies.
Keywords Bovine parainfluenza virus type 3; Turkey
Journal Veterinary Sciences: Volume 6, Issue 2
Albayrak, Harun; Yazici, Zafer; Ozan, Emre; Tamer, Cuneyt; Abd El Wahed, Ahmed; Wehner, Stefanie; Ulrich, Kristina; Weidmann, Manfred