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Anoplocephala perfoliata coproantigen detection: a preliminary study.
Veterinary Parasitology (2005)
  • Stephen A Kania, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Craig R Reinmeyer, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Anoplocephala perfoliata has a prevalence as high as 60% in some geographical areas and has been associated with increased risk for serious conditions in the horse including bowel irritation, ileal impaction, and spasmodic colic. Identification of infected animals based upon detection of eggs in feces is labor intensive and unreliable. This study involved the development of a test for A.perfoliata coproantigen using an antigen capture enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and correctly distinguished between infected and uninfected animals in a trial with a small sample size.
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Stephen A Kania and Craig R Reinmeyer. "Anoplocephala perfoliata coproantigen detection: a preliminary study." Veterinary Parasitology Vol. 127 (2005)
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