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Epidemiological situation of the exposure to agents causing Equine Piroplasmosis in Spanish Purebred Horses in Spain: seroprevalence and associated risk factors


16 de marzo de 2018

Investigación publicada en Journal of Equine Veterinary Science


Equine piroplasmosis (EP) is a tick-borne disease caused by Babesia caballi (B. caballi) and Theileria equi (T. equi) which causes severe economic losses to the equine industry, represented by the Spanish Purebred (SP) horse in Spain. The seroprevalence of EP is known in certain regions of Spain but up to date there are no data in SP horses. The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of EP in the SP breeding horse population in central Spain and to evaluate risk factors associated with the occurrence of the infection. A total of 536 horse serum samples were tested for antibodies against T. equi and B. caballi by competitive inhibition ELISA. Data on possible risk factors were examined using two logistic regression models with and without a random effect at the studfarm level. The true seroprevalence results were 21.8% for T. equi and 4.7 % for B. caballi. Increasing horse age and increasing numbers of breeding stallions on the studfarm were identified as factors associated with EP seropositivity. The implementation of vaccination programmes in the horses and disinfection measures in the premises were associated with a lower T. equi and B. caballi seroprevalence, respectively. A moderate exposure to EP was found in SP horses in central Spain. Further investigations are necessary to ensure appropriate preventive measures for studfarms and to facilitate the development of an EP surveillance programme in the SP breeding horse population




Camino E., de la Cruz ML., Dominguez L., Carvajal KA., Fores P., de Juan L. y Cruz F..




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Epidemiological situation of the exposure to agents causing Equine Piroplasmosis in Spanish Purebred Horses in Spain: seroprevalence and associated risk factors



Participantes:

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

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).







Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
FACTOR YEAR Q
0.880 2017

NLMID: 8216840

ISSN: 0737-0806



TÍTULO: Epidemiological situation of the exposure to agents causing Equine Piroplasmosis in Spanish Purebred Horses in Spain: seroprevalence and associated risk factors


REVISTA: J. Equine Vet. Sci.


NUMERACIÓN: 67(2018):81-86


AÑO: 2018


EDITORIAL: Wildomar, CA : William E. Jones, c1981-


AUTORES: Camino E., de la Cruz ML., Dominguez L., Carvajal KA., Fores P., de Juan L. and Cruz F..


PARTICIPANTES VISAVET


First
Eliazar Camino Gutiérrez
2nd
Mª Luisa de la Cruz Conty
3rd
Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez
4th
Kelly Alejandra Carvajal Montoya
6th
Lucía de Juan Ferré
Last
Fátima Cruz López

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2018.03.012


CITA ESTA PUBLICACIÓN:

Camino E., de la Cruz ML., Dominguez L., Carvajal KA., Fores P., de Juan L. y Cruz F. Epidemiological situation of the exposure to agents causing Equine Piroplasmosis in Spanish Purebred Horses in Spain: seroprevalence and associated risk factors. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 67(2018):81-86. 2018. (A). ISSN: 0737-0806. DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2018.03.012


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