Camels and Camelids


Journal Edition: December 2017
Article DOI: 10.5958/2277-8934.2017.00049.2
Published On: 03-09-2018 18:58

J.D. Shah, B.S. Chandel, H.C. Chauhan, Manish Rajgor, S.S. Patel, M.D. Shrimali, A.C. Patel,
K.B. Patel, R.P. Pandya, A.N. Modi, J.K. Kala, M.G. Patel, B.K. Patel and M.A. Patel
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar 385506, Gujarat


Bluetongue (BT) is an infectious, non-contagious, arthropod-borne viral disease, mainly of sheep but many domestic and wild animals are also affected by this disease. A serological study was aimed at the detection of BTV antibodies by Agar Gel Immunodiffusion test (BT-AGID) and competitive Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (c-ELISA) in dromedaries of North Gujarat and Kachchh regions. Out of 533 serum samples, the BT-AGID test detected antibodies against BTV in 83 cases (15.57%) while c-ELISA test was positive in 136 cases (25.51%).
Key words: Bluetongue, BT-AGID, camels, c-ELISA, seroprevalence