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Importance of equine piroplasmosis antibody presence in Spanish horses prior to export

Investigation article published in Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

March 1st, 2020

Serological analysis of equine piroplasmosis (EP), caused by Theileria equi and Babesia caballi, is included in the export testing requirements for most of the countries worldwide, thus involving a high economic impact on equine industry of EP-endemic countries, such as Spain. A total of 3368 serum samples from healthy horses collected prior to export between 2015 and 2018 in Spain were tested for antibodies against T. equi and B. caballi by using a competitive inhibition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA). The overall seroprevalence results in Spain revealed that almost a quarter of the horses analysed (24.1%; 95% CI 22.6-25.5) could not be exported to countries free from EP. The implementation of prevention measures such as the use of acaricides and daily checks for ticks in horses, as well as regular serological screening of horses in Spain would aid to increase the number of horses exported to other countries




Camino E., Pozo P., Dorrego Rodríguez A., Carvajal KA., Buendia A., Gonzalez S., de Juan L., Dominguez L. and Cruz F..




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Vigilancia Sanitaria Equina (SEVISEQ). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

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Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
FACTOR YEAR Q
3.744 2020

PMID: 31734215

ISSN: 1877-959X



TITLE: Importance of equine piroplasmosis antibody presence in Spanish horses prior to export


JOURNAL: Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases


NUMERACIÓN: 11:101329


AÑO: 2020


PUBLISHER: Elsevier


AUTHORS: Camino E., Pozo P., Dorrego Rodríguez A., Carvajal KA., Buendia A., Gonzalez S., de Juan L., Dominguez L. and Cruz F..


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


2nd
Pilar Pozo Piñol
3rd
Abel Dorrego Rodríguez
5th
Aránzazu Buendía Andrés
6th
Sergio González Domínguez
7th
Lucía de Juan Ferré
8th
Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez
Last
Fátima Cruz López

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.101329


CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Camino E., Pozo P., Dorrego Rodríguez A., Carvajal KA., Buendia A., Gonzalez S., de Juan L., Dominguez L. and Cruz F. Importance of equine piroplasmosis antibody presence in Spanish horses prior to export. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 11:101329. 2020. (A). ISSN: 1877-959X. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.101329


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