Isolation of bovine viral diarrhea virus from an alpaca

Sagar M. Goyal, Mostafa Bouljihad, Sigrun Haugerud, Julia F. Ridpath

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Abstract

A frozen, stillborn alpaca (Lama pacos) was submitted to the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for diagnostic purposes. No gross or histopathologic changes of any significance were seen. A pool of lung, liver, and brain tissues was positive for bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. On inoculation in cell cultures, a noncytopathic BVDV (type 1b) was isolated. No evidence of BVDV was seen on immunohistochemical examination of tissues. This indicates the importance of using multiple tests for arriving at a diagnosis and appears to be the first report of BVDV isolation from alpaca.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-525
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2002

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