Estudio serológico de durina y muermo equino

Translated title of the contribution: Serological study of dourine and glanders in horses

Hermelinda Rivera Geronimo, J. Constantina Padilla, Z. Alfredo Benito

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Abstract

Durine and Glanders are cronic and progressive infectious diseases of horses, donkeys and mules, and human beings in case of glanders. These diseases are caused by a parasite, Trypanosoma equiperdum (T. equiperdum) and a bacteria Burkholderia mallei (B. mallei), respectively. In Peru there are no information about the clinical and serological evidence of durine and glanders. The objective of this study was to detect antibodies against T. equiperdum and B. mallei in serum samples from horses (n=505) of normal appearance, and from different areas of Peru but mainly from Lima by using the complement fixation test. No antibodies against T. equiperdum and B. mallei were detected in the serum samples tested. These results suggest that both diseases are absent or the prevalence are below 1% in the studied Peruvian horses .

Translated title of the contributionSerological study of dourine and glanders in horses
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Actualmente, la Asociación Nacional de Criadores y Propietarios de Caballos Pe-ruanos de Paso, tiene la posibilidad de expor-tar sus caballos a países de la Unión Euro-pea, pero siempre que el país esté libre de estas enfermedades. Esta razón motivó la rea-lización del presente estudio cuyo objetivo fue determinar la presencia de anticuerpos con- tra T. equiperdum y B. mallei en equinos, mediante la prueba de fijación del comple-mento y también de esta manera contribuir con el Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria (SENASA) en lo referente al sistema de vi-gilancia epidemiológica de enfermedades exó-ticas para el Perú.

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