Novel group A rotavirus G8 P[1] as primary cause of an ovine diarrheic syndrome outbreak in weaned lambs

I. Galindo-Cardiel, M. Fernández-Jiménez, L. Luján, J. Buesa, J. Espada, E. Fantova, J. Blanco, J. Segalés, J. J. Badiola

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Abstract

Rotavirus is a worldwide major cause of diarrhea outbreaks in neonatal ruminants. An outbreak of ovine diarrheic syndrome (ODS) in 50-75 days-old lambs (weaned lambs) is described. Fecal immunochromatography and intestinal immunohistochemistry for rotavirus group A were performed. In addition, semi-nested multiplex RT-PCR for G and P rotavirus genotyping in combination with sequencing were performed, to support the diagnosis and identify the viral strain. A novel ovine rotavirus group A G8 P[1] strain was determined as the main cause of the ODS observed, whereas other pathogens were ruled out. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-471
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume149
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2011

Keywords

  • Ovine diarrheic syndrome
  • Rotavirus group A
  • Weaned lambs

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