OBSERVATIONS ON THE VALIDITY OF MOUSE INOCULATION TEST IN THE SURVEILLANCE OF Trypanosoma evansi IN CAMEL
Journal Year: 2003
Journal Month: December
Published On: 13-12-2018 06:54:00
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N. Singh1, K.M.L. Pathak2, Rajender Kumar3 and G.S. Manohar4
Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner-334001, Rajasthan, India
1Officer Commanding, 15 Mobile Field Veterinary Hospital, C/O 99 APO.
2Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, CVAS, Bikaner
3Scientist, National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar
4Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, CVAS, Bikaner

ABSTRACT

Parasitological diagnostic methods for surra, one of the most important disease of camels, are slow and may miss up to 50-80% of the true infections during the chronic phase of the disease. Inoculation of laboratory rodents with blood from suspected camels is a very sensitive method for detecting low parasitaemia. The present study was conducted to assess the suitability of the test for surveillance of Trypanosoma evansi infection in field cases. The observations made during the study are reported. The incubation period and course of infection in the rodents is also discussed.
Keywords : Camel, mouse inoculation test, surra, validity


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