Hanna Ungar-Waron

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A survey of sweet itch in horses in Israel based on a questionnaire to owners reported that 158 of 723 horses (21.8 per cent) had sweet itch lesions. The results indicated that the likelihood of a horse acquiring sweet itch decreased with increasing altitude but no definite association with rainfall zones was evident. Variation in the density of the horse(More)
The use of the ELISA method for the detection of antibodies toB. besnoiti in cattle is described and compared to the IFAT technique. One hundred and twenty-one sera were examined, of which 61 were sera of calves experimentally infected withB. besnoiti, 52 sera from field animals and eight were sera with high titres of antibodies to other parasites. The(More)
Cell surface proteins serve as markers for immunophenotypic characterization of lymphocyte subsets by appropriate monoclonal antibodies and fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS) analysis. By the same method, internal antigens or those that are only partially expressed on the cell surface can be determined after permeabilization of the cells. Peripheral(More)
Specific precipitable antibodies of both IgG and IgM classes were detected in sera of cattle naturally infected with B. besnoiti. The amount of specific antibodies of the IgG class precipitated by soluble antigen was in the range of 17-50 micrograms/ml serum while that of the IgM class ranged between 5 and 24 micrograms/ml serum. Specific antibodies(More)
An IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (IgM-ELISA) for the detection of antibodies to bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1) was developed. Its applicability was examined by serological studies in two calves experimentally infected with virulent BHV-1 over a period of 60 days. IgM antibodies were detected by ELISA on day 6 after infection, and there was an increase(More)
Summer seasonal recurrent dermatitis (SSRD) or "sweet itch" is a seasonally occurring allergic dermatitis of horses provoked by biting midges. The allergic skin reactions have been attributed to allergens present in various Culicoides species. C. imicola is the suspected etiological agent of SSRD in Israel. Whole body extracts of this midge induced(More)
Groups of healthy, virus-infected and leukaemic cattle were injected with synthetic multichain poly(Tyr, Glu)-poly(Ala)--poly(Lys) in order to predetermine responsiveness to vaccine-induced immunity. Immunospecific purification of antibodies, precipitin reactions and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests were carried out on sera collected at(More)