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Performance of serological tests for Trypanosoma evansi in experimentally inoculated goats

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dc.contributor.author Gutierrez, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Corbera, J. A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Morales, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Büscher, P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:33:36Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:33:36Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-PLA en_US
dc.identifier.other PARAS en_US
dc.identifier.other U-SEROL en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/172
dc.description.abstract Natural Trypanosoma evansi infection in the Canary Islands has only been diagnosed in the camel population, but dissemination of the disease in other hosts has not been excluded. The objective of this work was to assess the performance of serological antibody tests in experimentally inoculated goats. Five Canarian goats were inoculated intravenously with at least 1 x 10(5) T. evansi. The animals were kept for 8 months and checked monthly for the presence of the parasite and specific antibodies. The serological tests investigated were the direct card agglutination test CATT/T. evansi and the indirect card agglutination test LATEX/T. evansi. All animals became positive in the CATT/T. evansi 1 month post-infection and remained positive with a minimum end-titer of 1/4. Similar results were obtained with the LATEX/T. evansi, although at lower end-titers (1/2). We conclude that CATT/T. evansi is adequate for assessing infection of Canarian goats by T. evansi. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en_US
dc.subject Trypanosoma evansi en_US
dc.subject Serology en_US
dc.subject Assays en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Laboratory techniques and procedures en_US
dc.subject Goats en_US
dc.title Performance of serological tests for Trypanosoma evansi in experimentally inoculated goats en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences en_US
dc.citation.volume 1026 en_US
dc.citation.pages 152-153 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15604484
dc.citation.jabbreviation Ann NY Acad Sci en_US


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