Volume 8, june 2001Xth International Conference on Trichinellosis (20-24 august 2000)
|Page(s)||S200 - S202|
|Published online||17 September 2014|
Xth ICT, August 2000
Experimental trichinellosis in fallow-deer (Dama dama L.)
Dipartimento di Scienze Biopatologiche Veterinarie, Università di Perugia, S. Costanzo n° 4, 06100 Perugia, Italy.
2 Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Umbria e delle Marche, G. Salvemini, 06100 Perugia, Italy.
3 Dipartimento di Diagnostica, Patologia e Clinica Veterinaria, Università di Perugia, S. Costanzo n° 4, 06100 Perugia, Italy.
* Correspondence : A. Moretti. Tel.: + 39 (075) 5857742 - Fax : +39 (075) 5857743. E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Herbivora can play a very important role in spreading trichinellosis, as showed by the massive epidemics in man, caused by the consumption of horse meat in the last years. In this context, the present study has been undertaken to verify, through an experimental infection, the susceptibility, together with other biological parameters, of fallow-deer to Trichinella infection. The four animals, 8-9 months of age and 18-25 Kg body weight, were orally infected with low doses of Trichinella britovi and T. pseudospiralis (2,000 larvae/animal). After day 30 p.i,, the animals were necropsied and, using artificial digestion methods, larval burden of Trichinella in muscle tissues was determined. Histopathological, serological (lgG monoclonal blocking ELISA) and biochemical data were assessed during the experiment. The results showed the susceptibility of fallow-deer to T. britovi and T. pseudospiralis infection; under the same inoculum size, the number of larvae/g was higher in group infected with T. britovi. The animals showed a higher immunological response to T. pseudospiralis infection. The results are discussed.
Key words: fallow-deer (Dama dama L.) / T. pseudospiralis / T. britovi / susceptibility
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