High prevalence and diversity of bovine astroviruses in the faeces of healthy and diarrhoeic calves in South West Scotland

@inproceedings{Sharp2015HighPA,
  title={High prevalence and diversity of bovine astroviruses in the faeces of healthy and diarrhoeic calves in South West Scotland},
  author={Colin P. Sharp and William F Gregory and Colin Mason and Barend M deC Bronsvoort and Philippa M. Beard},
  booktitle={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2015}
}
Astroviruses (AstV) are single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses and one of the major causes of infant diarrhoea worldwide. Diarrhoea is a common and important cause of morbidity and mortality in calves; therefore, we investigated whether the presence of AstV is associated with calf diarrhoea. We identified diverse AstV lineages from faecal samples of both healthy and diarrhoeic calves and healthy adult cattle in South West Scotland. AstV was common in calves (present in 74% (85/115) of… CONTINUE READING

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