KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.25, no.2, pp.251-256, 2019 (SCI-Expanded)
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) causes economic losses related to a reduction in weight gain of affected animals, veterinary treatment costs, death, etc. One of the important respiratory tract disease viruses is the bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV). In this study, it is aimed to report the molecular characterization of detected BRSVs. Therefore, nasal samples from three calves in a herd seen severe respiratory disorders were examined for BRSV and other possible viral etiological agents by PCRs and the amplicons were sequenced. In the phylogenetic tree, BRSV circulating in this herd is clustered with the genetic subgroup III BRSVs deposited in GenBank from some other countries. This study on the molecular characterization of BRSV circulating in calves would contribute for future studies on the epidemiology of this infection and the development and/or choice the effective vaccines in Turkey.