Evaluation of the ELISA for the serological diagnosis of trichinosis in Canadian swine.


An ELISA using a Trichinella spiralis spiralis excretory-secretory antigen was evaluated as a procedure for the diagnosis of trichinosis in swine in Canada. Field and experimental trials were carried out using both indirect serological (ELISA) and direct parasitological (pepsin-digestion) methods concurrently on serum and musculature, respectively, from… (More)