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Approaches in Poultry, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences

Detection of Group a Rotaviruses in Dairy Cows in Greece

Submission: January 22, 2022;Published: January 31, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/APDV.2022.08.000701

ISSN : 2576-9162
Volume8 Issue5


Group A Rotaviruses (GARVs) are a major causative agent of neonatal diarrhoea. Heifers and adult cows may also be infected by the virus resulting in mild or no clinical signs. In this study, the detection of GARVs in faecal samples of two adult cattle is reported. Both infected animals were suffering from intermittent diarrhoea and were clinically healthy on the day of samples collection. GARVs carriage in heifers and dairy cattle may play a crucial role in virus dispersion within the farm, further contributing to the virus exposure of young calves early in their life.

Keywords: Group a rotaviruses; Dairy cattle; Diarrhoea; Zoonoses

Abbreviations: GARVs: Group A Rotaviruses; BVDV: Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus; IBRV: Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus

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