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Seroepidemiological survey of trypanozoon infection in horses in the suspected dourine-infected Bale highlands of the Oromia region, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.author Hagos, A.
dc.contributor.author Degefa, G.
dc.contributor.author Yacob, H.
dc.contributor.author Fikru, R.
dc.contributor.author Alemu, T.
dc.contributor.author Feseha, G.
dc.contributor.author Claes, F.
dc.contributor.author Goddeeris, B. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-23T13:20:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-23T13:20:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 0253-1933
dc.identifier.other ITG-P7A
dc.identifier.other PARAS
dc.identifier.other U-SEROL
dc.identifier.other JIF
dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/6485
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the results of a seroepidemiological survey of trypanozoon infection in horses carried out between September 2007 and June 2008. The survey was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of anti-trypanozoon antibodies in 880 serum samples collected randomly from selected horse-breeding districts of the Bale highlands of Ethiopia. The seroprevalence of trypanozoon infection was found to be 173 (19.66%) and 140 (15.91%) for the CATT/T. evansi and LATEX/T. evansi tests, respectively. The high seroprevalence of trypanozoon infection strongly indicates that the infection is endemic. Neither test can differentiate between anti-trypanozoon antibodies caused by infection with T. equiperdum (the causative agent of dourine) and those of T. evansi (the causative agent of surra). The findings of the present study suggest that field-applicable screening serological tests such as the CATT/T. evansi and LATEX/T. evansi could be useful for epidemiological studies and the control of trypanozoon infection. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Animal diseases en
dc.subject Trypanozoon en
dc.subject Dourine en
dc.subject Trypanosoma equiperdum en
dc.subject Trypanosoma evansi en
dc.subject Horses en
dc.subject Seroepidemiology en
dc.subject Seroprevalence en
dc.subject Antibodies en
dc.subject CATT en
dc.subject LATEX en
dc.subject Endemicity en
dc.subject Ethiopia en
dc.subject Africa, East en
dc.title Seroepidemiological survey of trypanozoon infection in horses in the suspected dourine-infected Bale highlands of the Oromia region, Ethiopia en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 3 en
dc.citation.jtitle Revue Scientifique et Technique. Office International des Epizooties en
dc.citation.volume 29 en
dc.citation.pages 649-654 en
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21309462
dc.citation.jabbreviation Rev Sci Tech Off Int Epizoot en


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