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Table 2 Diagnostic test results for BVDV detection in cattle

From: Evidence of shared bovine viral diarrhea infections between red deer and extensively raised cattle in south-central Spain

Variable Category No. samples tested by ELISA No. ELISA-positive (%) No. samples tested by RT-PCRa No. RT-PCR-positive (%)
Production type Bullfighting 10 0 (0) 10 2 (20)
Beef cattle 170 82 (48.24) 17 4 (23.53)
Region MT 140 77 (55.00) 10b; 13c 2b (20); 3c (23.08)
SM 40 5 (12.50) 4b 1b (25)
Hunting season 2008–09 80 26 (32.5) 8c 2c (25)
2009–10 100 56 (56) 10b; 9c 2b (20); 2c (22.22)
  1. aSamples from the same cattle farm were pooled to perform RT-PCR because sample volume was insufficient to allow individual animal testing
  2. b:Bullfighting
  3. c:Beef cattle