Presence of anti-Leishmania spp. antibodies in slaughter horses in Brazil

Fernanda Evers, Fernanda Pinto Ferreira, Italmar Teodorico Navarro, Regina Mitsuka-Breganó, Sthefany Pagliari, Thais Cabral Monica, Beatriz de Souza Lima Nino, Roberta Lemos Freire

Abstract


The objective of this study was to investigate the presence of anti-Leishmania spp. antibodies using an indirect immunofluorescence technique in the serum of equidae slaughtered in two slaughterhouses registered with the Federal Inspection Service. Titers greater than 40 were considered reagents. Blood samples were collected from 398 animals of both sexes, with different ages, and coming from six Brazilian states, of which 46.0% (183/398) were reactive, indicating that these animals were exposed to the leishmaniasis agent that is widely distributed in Brazil.

Keywords


Slaughterhouse; Equine; Leishmaniosis; IFAT; Serology.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2017v38n6p3921

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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