The Use of ELISA for Detection of Antibodies Against Trichinella Spp., in the Serum of Pigs to Kurbin District

Ada Papajani, Bejo Bizhga, Ilirian Kumbe


Trichinellosis, an infection caused by the Trichinellaspp has been known to occur worldwide affecting almost all species of animals including man. It is an emerging or re- emerging disease in developed and developing countries. This survey was conducted to investigate the prevalence of trichinellosis in domestic pigs slaughtered in Kurbin area, Albania. Three hundred sixty pigs sera were collected at slaughter in an abattoir in kurbin. The sera samples were stored frozen at the parasitology research laboratory of the Department of Veterinary Public Health, Agricultural University of Tirana. The forserological diagnosis was used an indirect ELISA, PrioCHECK® Trichinella Ab. From the study resulted in positive three pigs or 0.83% of serum tested.
Keywords: Trichinella, pig, serology, diagnosis, ELISA, Kurbin.

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