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Comparative diagnosis of parasitological, serological, and molecular tests in dourine-suspected horses

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dc.contributor.author Gari, F. R.
dc.contributor.author Ashenafi, H.
dc.contributor.author Tola, A.
dc.contributor.author Goddeeris, B. M.
dc.contributor.author Claes, F.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-18T08:50:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-18T08:50:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 0049-4747
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-010-9615-1
dc.identifier.other ITG-PLA
dc.identifier.other PARAS
dc.identifier.other U-SEROL
dc.identifier.other JIF
dc.identifier.other DOI
dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/6356
dc.description.abstract Study on comparative sensitivity of parasitological, serological, and molecular tests on 237 horses originating from two dourine-suspected districts of Arsi-Bale highlands of Ethiopia was conducted to determine the prevalence of the disease and degree of agreement of the diagnostic tests. Accordingly, the prevalence of the disease was found to be 4.6%, 36.7%, and 47.6% by parasitological Woo test, RoTat 1.2 and 18S PCR tests, respectively. The seroprevalence of the disease was 27.6% in CATT/Trypanosoma evansi test. In Ethiopia, it was for the first time that trypanosomes from dourine suspected horses were demonstrated in 4.6% of the animals using Woo test. The findings of the present study disclosed that dourine is highly prevalent and one of the major diseases of horses in the area. There was no statistically significant difference (P > 0.05) in prevalence of the disease between districts, sexes, and age groups of the animals. However, there was a statistically significant difference (P < 0.05) in the prevalence of the disease between emaciated and animals with good body condition. Assessment of the degree of agreement of the diagnostic tests employed revealed low to fair [Formula: see text] with significantly higher sensitivity by PCR than other tests en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Animal diseases en
dc.subject Dourine en
dc.subject Trypanosoma equiperdum en
dc.subject Vectors en
dc.subject Glossina en
dc.subject Horses en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject Comparison en
dc.subject Rapid diagnostic tests en
dc.subject Parasitology en
dc.subject Serology en
dc.subject Molecular diagnostic techniques en
dc.subject CATT en
dc.subject RoTat en
dc.subject PCR en
dc.subject Ethiopia en
dc.subject Africa, East en
dc.title Comparative diagnosis of parasitological, serological, and molecular tests in dourine-suspected horses en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 8 en
dc.citation.jtitle Tropical Animal Health and Production en
dc.citation.volume 42 en
dc.citation.pages 1649-1654 en
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20526860
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trop Anim Health Prod en


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