The incidence of rotavirus at a pig farm in Gauteng was determined by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE). Faecal specimens were collected from 172 litters over a 6-month period. Rotavirus was detected in 37.8 % of piglets exhibiting signs of scouring. When these PAGE patterns were examined, 84.6 % group A, 4.6 % group B and 10.8 % group C rotaviruses were observed. A few specimens subsequently collected from other farms in the Gauteng, North-West and Northern Provinces also contained group B and C electropherotypes. This is the first report of group B and group C rotaviruses in the South African pig population.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the South African Veterinary Association|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1996|
- Group B
- Group C