A six-year study on water buffaloes from the Campania Region (Southern Italy) was conducted to evaluate the presence of bovine/bubaline herpesviruses in cases of abortion. A total of 244 buffalo foetuses were analysed by real-time PCR to detect the presence of: bovine alphaherpesvirus 1(BoHV-1), bubaline alphaherpesvirus 1 (BuHV-1), bovine alphaherpesvirus 2 (BuHV-2), and bovine gammaherpesvirus 4 (BoHV-4). The foetuses of 14 water buffaloes that showed abortions were positive for BuHV-1 (4 animals) and/or BoHV-4 (11 animals), with one of these cases showing co-infection with BuHV-1 and BoHV-4. This study reports the first identification of BoHV-4 in water buffaloes. Cases of abortion were analysed using both molecular and cultural assays for the presence of other pathogens. In nearly all the abortion cases positive for BoHV-4, the virus was identified as a co-infecting agent together with other microorganisms, whereas in two abortion cases, it was the only pathogen found.

Involvement of herpesviruses in cases of abortion among water buffaloes in southern Italy / Esposito, C.; Fiorito, F.; Miletti, G.; Serra, F.; Balestrieri, A.; Cioffi, B.; Cerracchio, C.; Galiero, G.; De Carlo, E.; Amoroso, M. G.; Fusco, G.. - In: VETERINARY RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 0165-7380. - (2022). [10.1007/s11259-022-09887-7]

Involvement of herpesviruses in cases of abortion among water buffaloes in southern Italy

Fiorito F.;Balestrieri A.;Cioffi B.;Cerracchio C.;Amoroso M. G.
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2022

Abstract

A six-year study on water buffaloes from the Campania Region (Southern Italy) was conducted to evaluate the presence of bovine/bubaline herpesviruses in cases of abortion. A total of 244 buffalo foetuses were analysed by real-time PCR to detect the presence of: bovine alphaherpesvirus 1(BoHV-1), bubaline alphaherpesvirus 1 (BuHV-1), bovine alphaherpesvirus 2 (BuHV-2), and bovine gammaherpesvirus 4 (BoHV-4). The foetuses of 14 water buffaloes that showed abortions were positive for BuHV-1 (4 animals) and/or BoHV-4 (11 animals), with one of these cases showing co-infection with BuHV-1 and BoHV-4. This study reports the first identification of BoHV-4 in water buffaloes. Cases of abortion were analysed using both molecular and cultural assays for the presence of other pathogens. In nearly all the abortion cases positive for BoHV-4, the virus was identified as a co-infecting agent together with other microorganisms, whereas in two abortion cases, it was the only pathogen found.
2022
Involvement of herpesviruses in cases of abortion among water buffaloes in southern Italy / Esposito, C.; Fiorito, F.; Miletti, G.; Serra, F.; Balestrieri, A.; Cioffi, B.; Cerracchio, C.; Galiero, G.; De Carlo, E.; Amoroso, M. G.; Fusco, G.. - In: VETERINARY RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 0165-7380. - (2022). [10.1007/s11259-022-09887-7]
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