Location: Animal Parasitic Diseases
Project Number: 8042-42000-016-01
Start Date: Apr 01, 2011
End Date: Mar 31, 2015
Screen expression libraries of T. spiralis and T. murrelli with hyper-immune sera from swine to identify clones encoding species-specific diagnostic antigens. Develop antibodies that discriminate among the two types of infection. Test in experimentally infected swine. Apply to panels of serum collected from feral swine and pastured pigs. Validate against genotyped parasite specimens obtained from tissue samples matched with serum.