Muhammad Javed Arshed

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Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an economically important disease of small ruminants with a rapidly expanding geographical distribution. Peste des petits ruminants virus may manifest in a variety of ways with disease ranging from acute to subclinical. We investigated the exposure of large ruminants to PPRV in areas where the virus is endemic in the(More)
The present study describes the frequency of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) virus serotypes (O, A and Asia-1) in major regions (all provinces) of Pakistan using Indirect Sandwich ELISA. Also, spatial distribution of various FMD serotypes and their comparison is discussed. A total of 590 samples (Epithelial tissue) have been analyzed during a period of five(More)
A reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (RT-PCR/RFLP) technique was used for the identification and characterization of Pakistani field isolates of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV). A total of 8 bursa samples were collected from two outbreaks during September and October 2003 from Tehsil Sumandri,(More)
An outbreak resulting in mortality in Sindh Ibex (Capra aegagrus blythi) was investigated. There was a history of about 36 deaths (both young and adult) during the period of 1 month. Disease appeared in a generalized form, affecting the respiratory and digestive systems. Major lesions were respiratory distress, pustules on and in the mouth, ocular–nasal(More)
The present investigation included a detailed description of the factors directly associated with PPRV infection in Pakistan. A total of 1,056 suspected serum samples were analyzed for the presence of antibodies to PPRV with no history of vaccination against PPR. The samples were collected from sixty two (62) suspected outbreaks from twenty five (25) major(More)
The following is the first detailed description of laboratory confirmed evidence of peste des petits ruminant virus (PPRV) in 14 districts of Sindh province, Pakistan. Sindh is the 2nd largest province of Pakistan in terms of human population and livestock. Livestock are the main origin of the people's livelihood. Samples were collected during the(More)
Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) infection was confirmed in a herd of goats (n = 55) at an organised farm in Islamabad, Pakistan. PPRV infection was confirmed using both antigen- and antibody-based detection methods, haemagglutination (HA) tests and molecular methods. Animals that survived natural infection developed a typical serological response(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a livestock disease that has serious economic repercussions. Here, we report the laboratory results for samples from suspected outbreaks that were sent for confirmation of FMD in Pakistan. From January 2010 to December 2011, 132 suspected outbreaks were investigated, and samples from 58 out of the 76 outbreaks sent to the(More)
Milk production is confronted by a variety of constraints, among these, mastitis is of prime importance. The study was performed to monitor the immune response of formalin inactivated E. coli preparation in rabbits. In order to evolve an effective vaccine to minimize mastitis in the target species i.e. buffaloes, it is mandatory to evaluate the antigenic(More)
Two methods for the extraction of RNA of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) Indiana1 and New Jersey and their simultaneous amplification by one-step polymerase chain reaction using reverse transcriptase were evaluated. A guanidine-thiocyanate-based RNA extraction (Qiagen RNeasy Mini Kit, Qiagen, Valencia, CA ) followed by column-based purification coupled(More)