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Table 2 Result of a serological field study in cattle, sheep and goat herds, carried out with the VNT

From: Development of a virus neutralisation test to detect antibodies against Schmallenberg virus and serological results in suspect and infected herds

  Herds Blood samples
   Tested PCR+ PCR- No PCR test Tested Positive (%)
Cattle Total 916 135 751 30 980 940 (95.9 %)
Suspect 781 - 751 30 834 795 (95.3 %)
Infected 135 135 - - 146 145 (99.3 %)
Sheep Total 259 79 168 12 456 421 (92.3 %)
Suspect 180 - 168 12 255 231 (90.6 %)
Infected 79 79 - - 201 190 (94.5 %)
Goats Total 30 3 22 5 44 16 (36.4 %)
Suspect 27 - 22 5 35 14 (40.0 %)
  Infected 3 3 - - 3 2 (66.7 %)
  1. Suspect herds being herds with occurrence of malformed offspring, but either negative SBV RT-PCR results on a herd level, or no RT-PCR results. Infected herds being herds with occurrence of malformed offspring and a positive SBV RT-PCR result.