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Table 3 Detection of BTV RNA and anti-BTV antibodies in tissues and milk from ewes.

From: Transplacental transmission of field and rescued strains of BTV-2 and BTV-8 in experimentally infected sheep

Sheep  Virus Spleen Mesenteric Lymph nodes Milk (on day of parturition) Anti-BTV abs in milk
1 Control N.D. N.D. N.D. NEG
2   N.D. N.D. N.D. NEG
3   N.D. N.D. N.D. NEG
4   27.31 - 34.63 +
5 BTV-2 wt 30.07 - - +
6   23.14 31.03 29.76 +
7   24.13 33.37 - +
8   26.36 - - +
9   27.59 31.6 - +
10   N.D. N.D. N.D. +
11 BTV-8 wt 33.00 - - +
12   28.81 32.03 - +
13   28.56 35.10 - +
14   30.42 34.12 - +
15   30.59 33.04 - +
16   30.13 32.65 1 +
17 BTV-8 rg 35.51 31.99 - +
18   29.66 - - +
19   28.32 33.98 - +
20   29.84 - - +
21   26.19 - - +
22   28.31 32.86 - +
23 BTV-2 rg 32.13 - - +
24   30.48 - - 1 +
25   28.66 - - 1 +
26   28.38 - 35.08 +
27   26.72 33.11 - +
28   26.68 - - +
  1. 1: Milk samples collected on later days contained low levels of BTV RNA but it may be that the milk was contaminated by blood from the ewe.