Humoral immune response to Dipylidium caninum infection of stray dogs in Taiwan

J. W. Shin, W. T. Liao

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Abstract

Two kinds of homogeneous proglottid, mature and gravid, of Dipylidium caninum were used as the antigens for immunodiagnosis of canine dipylidiosis in stray dogs in Tainan, Taiwan. The ELISA was performed on 30 serum samples; 24 from dipylidiosis, four from ancylostomosis and two from toxocariosis. The ELISA have specificity and sensitive of 100 and 50% for mature proglottid extract, and 75 and 100%, respectively, for gravid proglottid extract. EITB technique showed two major peptide bands of 94.8 and 97.9 kDa were recognized in the sera pool of infected dogs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-356
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Volume104
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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