Serologic survey of viral antibodies in the Peruvian alpaca (Lama pacos).

H. Rivera, B. R. Madewell, E. Ameghino

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Sera from more than 100 alpacas (Lama pacos) from the Peruvian southern sierra were examined for antibodies to 8 viruses known to infect other domestic animals. On the basis of these serologic findings and previously published serologic or clinical data, it is now known that the alpaca can be infected with the following viruses: parainfluenza-3, bovine respiratory syncytial virus, bovine herpesvirus-1, bluetongue virus, border disease virus, influenza A virus, rotavirus, rabies virus, vesicular stomatitis virus, foot-and-mouth disease virus, and contagious ecthyma virus.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1987


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