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Dermatophilosis in sheep: first report in Italy, experimental reproduction and evaluation of immune response

Leoni, Antonio and Fadda, Manlio and Nieddu, Antonio Mario S. and Pittau, Marco and Pirino, Salvatore and Contini, A. and Sanna , Ennio (1993) Dermatophilosisin sheep: first report in Italy, experimental reproduction and evaluation of immune response. Bollettino della Società italiana di biologia sperimentale, Vol. 69 (12), p. 775-782. ISSN 0037-8771. Article.

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A severe exudative-crustous and proliferous dermatitis in a 2 year old sheep caused by Dermatophilus congolensis (observed for the first time in Italy), is reported. The disease was reproduced experimentally in sheep, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs, whose skin was treated in different ways before infection. E.L.I.S.A. and Immunoblotting tests carried out in experimentally infected sheep, showed the antigenic complexity of the pathogen and the existence of cross-immunity to the protein components. Intradermoreaction tests were carried out in all animals. The development of a positive reaction only in rabbits and guinea pigs, confirmed that these animals have a cellular immunity against Dermatophilus congolensis.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:6845
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dermatophilus congolensis, sheep, E.L.I.S.A.
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/05 Malattie infettive degli animali domestici
Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/03 Patologia generale e anatomia patologica veterinaria
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Patologia e clinica veterinaria
Publisher:Società italiana di biologia sperimentale
Additional Information:Oggi "Journal of Biological Research, ISSN 1826-8838.
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