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Table 2 Semi-domesticated reindeer screened by ELISA (n = 202) for antibodies against alphaherpes-, gammaherpes- and pestivirus

From: Infectious keratoconjunctivitis in semi-domesticated Eurasian tundra reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus): microbiological study of clinically affected and unaffected animals with special reference to cervid herpesvirus 2

  Ocular clinical signs a
0 1 2 Not registered
Alphaherpesvirus 29 / 89 (32.6) 7 / 24 (29.2) 16 / 27 (59.3) 10 / 62 (16.1)
Gammaherpesvirus 3 / 89 (3.4) 2 / 24 (8.3) 2 / 27 (7.4) 1 / 62 (1.6)
Pestivirus 7 / 86b (8.1) 4 / 24 (16.7) 1 / 27 (3.7) 3 / 59b (5.1)
Gammaherpesvirus and Alphaherpesvirus 1 / 3 1 / 2 2 / 2 0 / 1
Pestivirus and Alphaherpesvirus 6 / 7 4 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 3
  1. Results are presented as positive/screened (%). No individuals were seropositive for both gammaherpes- and pestivirus, nor for the combination of all the three viruses
  2. aThe severity of the ocular disease was scored with 0 for asymptomatic animals, 1 for animals with increased lacrimation and/or mild conjunctivitis or 2 for animals with moderate to severe clinical signs of IKC
  3. bThree samples were considered doubtful and run twice with the same result and therefore excluded from the analysis