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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVED DIAGNOSIS OF BOVINE AND EQUINE BABESIOSIS IN EGYPT Project Number: 5348-32000-034-04
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Nov 03, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2012

Improve methods for serological diagnosis of bovine and equine babesiosis.

1. An Egyptian researcher will be trained in the techniques to be used for manipulating the samples in the U.S. and in Egypt; 2. Field blood samples from bovines and equines in distinct areas of Egypt will be obtained; 3. The field blood samples will be tested for the presence of Babesia DNA using PCR techniques. 4. The field serum samples will be tested for presence of anti-Babesia antibodies using a competive commercial ELISA test; 5. The data will be analyzed using statistical tests; 6. A manuscript will be prepared for publication in a peer reviewed Journal.

Last Modified: 8/29/2016
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