Application of Agar Gel Diffusion Test to the Diagnosis of Fasciolosis in Cattle and Buffaloes in the Red River Delta of Vietnam
The agar gel diffusion test (AGDT) was applied to detect Fasciola infection in several regions of Vietnam where equipment for fecal examination such as a microscope is not readily available. A 1% solution of agar dissolved in 10% saline, and the antigen prepared from adult individuals of Fasciola sp. were used for the test. The test was specific for Fasciola infection, which was detected in the sera from about 50% of the cattle and water buffaloes examined. The gel and antigen can be stored in a refrigerator for more than 3 months and used for the test. The results of this study revealed that the agar gel diffusion test could become a useful tool to diagnose fasciolosis in cattle and buffaloes at the Regional Animal Health Centers in Vietnam.
|作成者||LINH Bui KhanhTHUY Do ThiMY Le NgocSASAKI OsamuYOSHIHARA Shinobu|
|公開者||Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences|
|権利||Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences|