Seroprevalence of Bartonella vinsonii subsp berkhoffii in Urban and Rural Dogs in Turkey


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Çelebi B., Ozkan A. T. , Kılıç S., Akca A., Koenhemsi L. , Pasa S., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE, cilt.72, sa.11, ss.1491-1494, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 72 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1292/jvms.10-0188
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1491-1494

Özet

The seroprevalence of Barionella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii was investigated in stray urban dogs and shepherd and farm guard clogs from rural areas sampled from 10 provinces of Turkey. Sera from 855 dogs were examined for the presence of anti-B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii antibodies by indirect fluorescent antibody test. Overall, 56 (6.6%) of the 855 dogs examined, including 16 (3%) of the 522 stray clogs and 40 (12%) of the 333 rural dogs, were seropositive. This is the first report on prevalence of antibodies to B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii in dogs in Turkey.

The seroprevalence of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii was investigated in stray urban dogs and shepherd and farm guard dogs from rural areas sampled from 10 provinces of Turkey. Sera from 855 dogs were examined for the presence of anti-B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii antibodies by indirect fluorescent antibody test. Overall, 56 (6.6%) of the 855 dogs examined, including 16 (3%) of the 522 stray dogs and 40 (12%) of the 333 rural dogs, were seropositive. This is the first report on prevalence of antibodies to B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii in dogs in Turkey.