Seroprevalence of Babesia equi among horses in Israel using competitive inhibition ELISA and IFA assays.

@article{Shkap1998SeroprevalenceOB,
  title={Seroprevalence of Babesia equi among horses in Israel using competitive inhibition ELISA and IFA assays.},
  author={Varda Shkap and Isaac David Cohen and Benjamin I. Leibovitz and Savitsky and Eugene Pipano and Gavriela Avni and S Shofer Shofer and Urs Giger and Lowell S. Kappmeyer and Deborah A. Knowles},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={
          251-9
        }
}
Sera from 361 horses were tested by indirect immunofluorescence antibody test (IFA) and by competitive inhibition ELISA (cELISA), to detect antibodies to Babesia equi. The concordance between the assays was 95.7%. Application of a cutoff based on a calculated percent inhibition of < 20% gave a total of 22 discrepant results, while only 8 sera negative by the cELISA were found positive by the IFA when a cutoff of > 20% inhibition was used. Approximately one-third of all the horses tested were… CONTINUE READING
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