Kihurani, D.O., Nantulya, V.M., Mbiuki, S.M., Mogoa, E., Nguhiu-Mwangi, J.A. and Mbithi, P.M.F. (1994): Trypanosoma brucei, T. congolense and T. vivax infections in horses on a farm in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 26 (2); 95-101.

Citation:
O. PROFKIHURANIDAVID. "Kihurani, D.O., Nantulya, V.M., Mbiuki, S.M., Mogoa, E., Nguhiu-Mwangi, J.A. and Mbithi, P.M.F. (1994): Trypanosoma brucei, T. congolense and T. vivax infections in horses on a farm in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 26 (2); 95-101.". In: Proceedings of the 6th Kenya Camel Forum, Maralal, Samburu District, 7th-11th March, 2000, p. 43-45. Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People; 1994.

Abstract:

Equines are particularly susceptible to infection with Trypanosoma evansi and T. brucei, but rarely is natural T. congolense and T. vivax infection seen in horses. An outbreak of trypanosomosis occurred in a herd of horses used for patrolling the pineapple fields on the Del Monte Farm, Thika, Kenya, initially involving 6 horses. On subsequent screening of the entire group, T. brucei, T. congolense and T. vivax infections were detected in 16 of the 35 horses. The tests used for diagnosis included microscopic examination of stained blood smears, buffy coat technique, mouse inoculation and antigen detection enzyme immunoassay ( antigen ELISA ).

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