Journal article

Evaluation of different diagnostic tests for Trypanosoma evansi infection among horses and camels in the Punjab region, Pakistan

M Hassan, G Muhammad, C Gutierrez, Z Iqbal, A Shakoor, A Jabbar

JOURNAL OF CAMEL PRACTICE AND RESEARCH | CAMEL PUBL HOUSE | Published : 2005

Abstract

Parasitological, serological and biochemical tests were used to determine Trypanosoma evansi infection in 170 horses and 150 camels sampled from Punjab region, Pakistan. The micro-Haematocrit Centrifugation Technique was used as gold standard method. Wet blood films, thin stained smears and thick stained smears showed a sensitivity of 0.8 and a specificity of 1. Positive and negative predictive values were 1 and 0.99, respectively. Serology using Suratex® showed a sensitivity of 1 and a specificity of 0.99. Positive and negative predictive values were 0.83 and 1, respectively. Biochemical tests showed a very low positive predictive value (around 0.38). None of the equines resulted positive a..

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