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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2008 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Page No.: 1495-1498
Prevalence of Antibodies Against Anaplasma marginale in White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus texanus) in Hunting Farms of Northeastern Mexico
M.A. Cantu-Martinez , M.L. Silva-Paez , R. avalos-Ramirez , A. Wong-Gonzalez , J.A. Salinas-Melendez and J.C. Segura
 
Abstract: The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of antibodies against Anaplasma marginale in sera from white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus texanus) in the states of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila, Mexico. One hundred and sixty five deer from 5 farms were live-trapped in 2005 using the net-canyon method. Blood was extracted by jugular venipuncture using vacuum tubes. Antibodies in the sera were detected by the indirect immunofluorecent technique. Seroprevalence was high because 69.7% of deer reacted positively to A. marginale. The prevalences for the municipalities of Anahuac and Acuña were 61.9 and 83.3%, respectively. The risk of a seropositive animal was 3 times greater in the municipality of Acuña. The prevalence between sexes were equal (p>0.05). In conclusion, a high frequency of antibodies against A. marginale in white-tailed deer in northeastern Mexico was found. More studies are recommended with the aim of determine the risk of deer in the transmission of A. marginale to cattle.
 
How to cite this article:
M.A. Cantu-Martinez , M.L. Silva-Paez , R. avalos-Ramirez , A. Wong-Gonzalez , J.A. Salinas-Melendez and J.C. Segura , 2008. Prevalence of Antibodies Against Anaplasma marginale in White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus texanus) in Hunting Farms of Northeastern Mexico. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 7: 1495-1498.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2008.1495.1498