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14. Antigenic evidence of bluetongue virus from small ruminant population of two different geographical regions of Odisha, India - Shaswati Subhadarsini Pany, Sanchay Kumar Biswas, Karam Chand, Nihar Nalini Mohanty, Laxmi Narayan Sarangi, Bimalendu Mondal and Hemant Kumar Panda

Veterinary World, 9(3): 304-307



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2016.304-307



Shaswati Subhadarsini Pany: Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana - 141 004, Punjab, India;

Sanchay Kumar Biswas: Division of Virology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar - 263 138, Uttarakhand, India;

Karam Chand: Division of Virology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar - 263 138, Uttarakhand, India;

Nihar Nalini Mohanty: Division of Virology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar - 263 138, Uttarakhand, India;

Laxmi Narayan Sarangi: Research and Development Laboratory, National Dairy Development Board, IIL Campus, Hyderabad, Telangana, India;

Bimalendu Mondal: Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Kolkata Campus, Kolkata, West Bengal, India;

Hemant Kumar Panda: Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India;


Received: 26-11-2015, Revised: 03-02-2016, Accepted: 12-02-2016, Published online: 21-03-2016


Corresponding author: Shaswati Subhadarsini Pany, e-mail:

Citation: Pany SS, Biswas SK, Chand K, Mohanty NN, Sarangi LN, Mondal B, Panda HK (2016) Antigenic evidence of bluetongue virus from small ruminant population of two different geographical regions of Odisha, India, Veterinary World, 9(3): 304-307.

Aim: The aim of the present study was to carry out antigenic detection of bluetongue virus (BTV) among the small ruminant population of two different geographical regions of Odisha (coastal and central) using recombinant VP7 (r-VP-7) based sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (s-ELISA).

Materials and Methods: Blood samples (n=274) were collected from two different geographical pockets of Odisha, which covered mostly the coastal and central regions. Of the total samples under study 185 were from goat and 89 were from sheep. The blood samples were tested for the presence of BTV antigen by r-VP7 based s-ELISA.

Results: r-VP-7 s-ELISA detected BTV antigen in 52.43% and 44.94% of the goat and sheep population under study, respectively. This study highlights the antigenic persistence of BTV in the state for the 1st time.

Conclusion: This high antigenic presence in both sheep and goat population suggests an alarming BTV infection in field conditions which warrants more systematic study directed toward isolation and characterization studies as well as the implementation of control strategy for BT in Odisha.

Keywords: bluetongue, goat, Odisha, sheep.

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