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1 October 2005 Prevalence of Antibodies to Porcine Parvovirus in Wild Boars (Sus scrofa) in Croatia
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Serologic evidence of exposure to porcine parvovirus (PPV) in the wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Croatia was investigated. Serum samples from 219 wild boars captured during 2003 from 12 different locations in the Republic of Croatia were tested by using a commercial enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) and a hemagglutination inhibition (HI) test. Antibodies to PPV were detected in 91 (41.6%) of tested samples and positive results were detected in wild boar from all sample locations. Adults had a significantly higher prevalence (70%) than juveniles (31%; P<0.01). Our results indicate that wild boar populations throughout the Republic of Croatia are exposed to PPV.

Roić, Čajavec, Tončić, Madić, Lipej, Jemeršić, Lojkić, Mihaljević, Čač, and Šoštarić: Prevalence of Antibodies to Porcine Parvovirus in Wild Boars (Sus scrofa) in Croatia
Besi Roić, Stanislav Čajavec, Josip Tončić, Josip Madić, Zoran Lipej, Lorena Jemeršić, Mirko Lojkić, Željko Mihaljević, Željko Čač, and Branko Šoštarić "Prevalence of Antibodies to Porcine Parvovirus in Wild Boars (Sus scrofa) in Croatia," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41(4), (1 October 2005). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-41.4.796
Received: 25 June 2004; Published: 1 October 2005
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