A serological investigation of bluetongue virus in cattle of south-east Iran.
ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to describe the seroprevalence rate of bluetongue virus (BTV) in cattle herds in south-east Iran. A total of 188 serum samples were collected from 20 cattle herds (10 animals in each herd) that were randomly selected between 2009 and 2010. A total of 12 samples were eliminated because of inadequacy. Antibodies to BTV in sera were detected using a commercial competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (c-ELISA). The seroprevalence rate in cattle was 2.13%. All sampled animals were female and age did not affect the prevalence of infection.