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A serological survey on the prevalence of infectious bovine rhinotracheitis in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire
  1. FD Kirby,
  2. HT Martin and
  3. MJ Waring


Of the 2368 cattle sera from herds in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire examined for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis antibody by an indirect haemagglutination test, 162 (6.8 per cent) proved positive. Positive titres were more prevalent in older cows and they tended to show higher titres. There was little evidence of infection in the bulls tested. The percentage of positive animals in Berkshire and Oxfordshire was 4.7 compared with 10.5 in Buckinghamshire. The infection was not known to be associated with any clinical disease.

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