Bluetongue and epizootic hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer from Oklahoma: serologic evaluation and virus isolation.

@article{Kocan1987BluetongueAE,
  title={Bluetongue and epizootic hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer from Oklahoma: serologic evaluation and virus isolation.},
  author={A. Alan Kocan and Anthony E Castro and Mildred L. G. Shaw and Shellie Rogers},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={1987},
  volume={48 7},
  pages={1048-9}
}
Blood samples were collected from 194 white-tailed deer from 27 locations in Oklahoma from 1977 through 1984. Sixty-eight (35%) of the deer had antibody against bluetongue virus (BTV) and 78 (40%) had antibody against epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus. Seropositive deer were detected in each of the 4 geographic quadrants of the state. Virus isolation was attempted in 40 deer from the northeast quadrant of Oklahoma (1983 through 1984); BTV was isolated from 11 deer, but epizootic hemorrhagic… CONTINUE READING