Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Clinical Study with Rapid Serological Detection of Rotavirus Infection in Diarrheic Neonatal Calves

Ahmed Abdel-Rady*, Ahmed MA Zaitoun and Zainab MA Youssef

Infectious Diseases, Department of Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Ahlam Abd El Halim El Shewy, Dairy Science Department, National Research Centre, El Dokki, Egypt.

Received: December 27, 2021; Published: January 28, 2022


Rotavirus is an enteritis causing pathogen in neonatal calves. a total number of 175 neonatal enteric calves were clinically examined. Their feces were sampled to rapidly serotested for Rotavirus detection. The clinical findings on Rotavirus diarrheic calves were anorexia, weakness, arched back with straining during defecation, variable degree of dehydration. Feces were pasty yellowish with and/or without flakes of clotted blood. Body temperature, respiratory and heart rates were varying. The collected fecal samples were serotested by Latex agglutination test (LAT) and Immunochromatographic assay (ICA). Results of LAT and ICA indicated that the positive samples of Rotavirus infection were 9.68% and 8.54%, respectively. It is concluded that Rotavirus infection plays an outstanding role in enteritis of neonatal calves of Assiut Governorate and control measures should be attained. LAT and ICA are effortlessly field serotests in screening of Rotavirus infection in diarrheic neonatal calves.

Keywords: Rotavirus; Calf Diarrhea; LAT; ICA


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Citation: Ahmed Abdel-Rady., et al. “Clinical Study with Rapid Serological Detection of Rotavirus Infection in Diarrheic Neonatal Calves". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.2 (2022): 29-33.


Copyright: © 2022 Ahmed Abdel-Rady., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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