A comparison of the complement fixation and immunofluorescent antibody tests in a survey of the prevalence ofBabesia equi andBabesia caballi in horses in the sultanate of Oman

@article{Donnelly1980ACO,
  title={A comparison of the complement fixation and immunofluorescent antibody tests in a survey of the prevalence ofBabesia equi andBabesia caballi in horses in the sultanate of Oman},
  author={John J. Donnelly and L. P. Joyner and Oliver Graham-Jones and Chris Ellis},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={1980},
  volume={12},
  pages={50-60}
}
The incidence of antibodies toBabesia equi andB. caballi in horses in the Royal Stables of His Majesty the Sultan of Oman was assessed by complement fixation (CF) and immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) tests. Two series of samples taken with a 2-year interval, mainly from animals reared in Oman, indicated a stable but high prevalence of antibodies. On the 2 occasions 94.6 and 97.7% respectively were positive toB. equi by IFA and 76.8 and 75.0% were positive by CF. ForB. caballi the corresponding… CONTINUE READING

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