Objectives: Serological study of infection caused by pseudorabies virus (PHV-1) in Iranian wild boars.
Designe: Descriptive study.
Animals: 28 wild boars were captured in different provinces of Iran.
Procedurs: After bleeding of hunted boars, serum samples were collected and tested by using a blocking ELISA kit (Eurodiagnostica). Results were detected by an ELISA reader machin.
Results: 12 out of 28 sera samples (42.8%) from the boars of Tehran, Markazi, Khorasan, Zanjan, Golestan, Fars and Esfahan provinces were positive. Total infection rate (42.8%) was diagnosed as 40% of male versus 50% of female boars. Average age in positive and negative cases was 5. 1 and 4.9 years, respectively. This results show the considerable spread of the infection among Iranian wild boars (42.8%) which is indicating a need of great attentions to the risk of transmission of the disease to animals, human and specially boar meat consumers. J.Fac.Vet.Med. Univ. Tehran. 60,3:287-290,2005.