Tuppurainen E, Venter E, Coetzer J. The detection of lumpy skin disease virus in samples of experimentally infected cattle using different diagnostic techniques. Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 2005;72:153-64 pubmed
..In conclusion, this study showed the PCR to be superior in detecting LSD virus from blood and skin samples. However, virus isolation is still required when the infectivity of the LSD virus is to be determined...
Zulu G, Venter E. Evaluation of cross-protection of bluetongue virus serotype 4 with other serotypes in sheep. J S Afr Vet Assoc. 2014;85:1041 pubmed publisher
..Those challenged with BTV-9 and BTV-11 had good protection. The results showed that BTV-4 does not only elicit a specific immune response but can also protect against other serotypes. ..
Fagbo S, Coetzer J, Venter E. Seroprevalence of Rift Valley fever and lumpy skin disease in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa. J S Afr Vet Assoc. 2014;85:1075 pubmed publisher
..4%) had evidence of co-infection with both viruses. Results obtained in this study complement other reports suggesting a role for buffaloes in the epidemiology of these diseases during inter-epidemic periods. ..
Steyn J, Venter E. Sequence analysis and evaluation of the NS3/A gene region of bluetongue virus isolates from South Africa. Arch Virol. 2016;161:947-57 pubmed publisher
..The effect of reassortment and genetic drift on BTV and the importance of correct serotyping to identify viral strains are highlighted. ..