(The Gist of PIB) Bluetongue sandwich ELISA

    (The Gist of PIB) Bluetongue sandwich ELISA

Bluetongue sandwich ELISA

  • The Department of Animal Husbandry released two diagnostic kits developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) – Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), namely the “Bluetongue: sandwich ELISA (sELISA)” and the “Japanese Encephalitis lgM ELISA” kit for the control of Swine and Detection of Antigen. 


  • Bluetongue (BT) virus is an insect-transmitted viral disease of domestic and wild ruminants that includes the camelid species. 
  • The disease is widespread among the sheep, goats, cattle, buffaloes and camels in the country. 
  • With the help of the Kit “Bluetongue: Sandwich ELISA for detection of Antigen”Bluetongue Virus can be controlled with the vaccination of susceptible animals, vector control and quarantine of infected animals with the good management practices. 
  • Apart from the vaccination, the early diagnosis and isolation of the infected animals are one of the commonly suggested preventive methods for controlling the spreading of the disease. 


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