Location: Animal Disease Research
Project Number: 5348-32000-034-04-R
Project Type: Reimbursable
Start Date: Nov 3, 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.