Gayathri Gopakumar

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Tritrichomonas foetus is a flagellated protozoan parasite that colonizes the feline colon causing colitis and chronic foul smelling diarrhoea. Despite the efficacy of Ronidazole in the treatment of T. foetus, Ronidazole has been reported to cause neurotoxicity in some cats due to rapid absorption in the small intestine. A novel amphoteric derivative of(More)
Infection with equid herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) may be asymptomatic, or may result in respiratory disease, abortion, neonatal death, or neurological disease. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of EHV-1 infection, including differentiation between genotypes with aspartic acid (D) and asparagine (N) at position 752 of the DNA polymerase sequence,(More)
AIMS To develop a quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR) assay for detection of the putative wobbly possum disease (WPD) virus and to apply this test to investigate the viral load in archival tissues from past WPD transmission studies. METHODS The real-time assay was developed as a two-step RT-qPCR in a SYBR green format and validated using(More)
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