Serological evidence of caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus (CAEV) infection in indigenous goats in the Sultanate of Oman

Mohamed Hassan Tageldin, Eugene H. Johnson, Rashid M. Al-Busaidi, Khalid R. Al-Habsi, Seif S. Al-Habsi

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Caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) is a chronic debilitating disease of goats caused by a lentivirus responsible for economic losses as a result of a drop in milk production and weight loss. The objective of the study was to determine if indigenous goats from five different regions in the Sultanate of Oman exhibit serological evidence of exposure to CAEV using a competitive-inhibition ELISA technique. Blood samples were collected from slaughtered goats (N = 1,110) and from the National Serum Bank (n = 528). In total, 83 (5.1%) of screened samples were classed as seropositive. The results provide the first serological evidence for the presence of CAEV in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Animal Health and Production
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012



  • CAEV
  • cELISA
  • Goat
  • Serum
  • Sultanate of Oman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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