Author : Mohammed Sulbi, Ihsan
The Indirect Serological Detection of IgG Antibodies against Fasciola hepatica in Blood, Milk and Meat Juice of Female Buffaloes in Al-Qadsiya Province
journal of kerbala university,
2016, Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 44-49
The present study was the first regard based on detection of chronic infections of F. hepatica infection in Iraqi female buffaloes. At slaughterhouse, a total of (28) female buffaloes were submitted to the serological indirect ELISA test to detection the specific IgG antibodies against Fasciola hepatica by using three different samples involved blood serum, milk and meat juice and the results were (21.43%), (14.29%) and (3.57%), respectively. As well as, the degree of infection between the tested samples was obtained according to the levels of antibody titer. Whilst the mild infection had (10.71%), (7.14%) and (3.57%) in serum, milk and meat juice, respectively; the moderates had (3.57%) for sera and (7.14%) for milk, and the strong infection occurred, only, in blood serum samples (7.14%). The significant differences were detected between the seropositivities samples and, also, between the levels of infection’s degree (P<0.005).