Babesia earns in stray dogs of São Paulo City, I. Comparative study of methods for diagnosis

  • Arlete Dell'Porto Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, São Paulo, SP
  • Mauro Rodrigues de Oliveira Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP
  • Omar Miguel Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, São Paulo, SP
Keywords: Babesia infection in dogs

Abstract

Blood samples from 106 stray dogs of São Paulo City were examined to detect Babesia canis. Rosenfeld stained blood smears and the immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT) were the techniques used for diagnosis. The first technique showed that 10.3% of the animals were infected and the latter revealed 42.4% of seropositive dogs. Titers in the IFAT ranged from 1:10 to 1:2560, and the most frequent titer was 1:40. The IFAT demonstrated a relatively high sensibility and high specificity, revealing to be a dependable method for epidemiological surveying.

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Published
1990-06-01
How to Cite
Dell’Porto, A., Oliveira, M., & Miguel, O. (1990). Babesia earns in stray dogs of São Paulo City, I. Comparative study of methods for diagnosis. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 27(1), 41-45. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.0000-0000.27141-45
Section
PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE