Diagnosis of Equine Piroplasmosis in Brazil by Serodiagnostic Methods with Recombinant Antigens

Xuenan Xuan, Akiko Nagai, Badgar Battsetseg, Shinya Fukumoto, Levi Hakwale Makala, Noboru Inoue, Ikuo Igarashi, Takeshi Mikami, Kozo Fujisaki

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Abstract

Serum samples from horses in the States of Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul. Brazil were examined for diagnosis of equine piroplasmosis by both the latex agglutination test (LAT) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with recombinant antigens. Of the 47 samples analyzed, 38 (81%) and 42 (90%) samples were positive for B. equi infection and B. cahalli infection, respectively. In addition, 35 (75%) samples were positive for both B. equi and B. caballi infections. These results indicate that equine piroplasmosis is widespread and therefore a cause for serious concern in the States of Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1159-1160
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Science
Volume63
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001

Keywords

  • ELISA
  • Equine piroplasmosis
  • LAT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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    Xuan, X., Nagai, A., Battsetseg, B., Fukumoto, S., Makala, L. H., Inoue, N., Igarashi, I., Mikami, T., & Fujisaki, K. (2001). Diagnosis of Equine Piroplasmosis in Brazil by Serodiagnostic Methods with Recombinant Antigens. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 63(10), 1159-1160. https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.63.1159