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Author Guo, Shuzhen ♦ Mu, Yongjuan ♦ Liu, Zhijie ♦ Ma, Denlu ♦ Yang, Shumen ♦ Ge, Guihua ♦ Fang, Baiqian ♦ Ga, Danji ♦ Ma, Miling ♦ Luo, Jianxun ♦ Yin, Hong ♦ Seitzer, Ulrike ♦ Ahmed, Jabbar S.
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Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2007
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Immunology ♦ Microbiology ♦ Medical Microbiology
Abstract The Gannan Tibet Autonomous Region is the biggest and most important stock-raising region of Gansu Province, People’s Republic of China. Many sheep and goats from this region suffer from Theileria challenge each year, resulting in inestimable economical losses. A first large-scale serological investigation by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of ovine theileriosis in this region was performed by testing a total of 1,165 sera samples collected from seven districts of three counties. The results showed that seroprevalence of reactive antibodies varied from 27.8 to 83.3%, whereby the average was 70.1% in the disease-endemic areas. Another 44 sera samples collected every month from July 2004 to June 2005 from a stable flock of sheep in Biandu Town of Lintan County were analysed to evaluate the seasonal kinetics of anti-Theileria antibodies. The results indicated that anti-Theileria antibody seroprevalence rose from March, reaching a peak value of 68.2% in May, declining in October and reaching the lowest value of 36.4% in January. The data indicate that seroprevalence of anti-Theileria antibodies correlate to the known activities of its transmitting vector and also imply that chemical therapy of animals should be performed during May to June in these Theileriosis-epidemic regions.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-09-07
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 101
Issue Number 2
Page Count 4
Starting Page 197
Ending Page 200

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