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Serological evidence of Trichinellosis in local pigs of Nepal.
Vet Parasitol. 2005 Sep 05; 132(1-2):155-7.VP

Abstract

In Nepal, animal husbandry is a major source of income. Pig husbandry is practiced in rural, peri-urban, and urban communities. Free ranging "back yard" pigs and the practice of feeding offal is a very common management practice which potentially allows for the transmission of trichinellosis; however, this zoonosis has never been reported from this region. A total of 425 serum samples were collected from local pigs. These were initially screened by ELISA after which positive samples were examined by Western blot. This procedure identified two samples which had clear specific bands for Trichinella; however, muscle samples tested by HCL-pepsin digestion were found to be negative. If these highly specific serological analyses are confirmed, this would be the first report of trichinellosis in Nepal and a prevention program should be initiated to limit the access of pigs to open garbage dumps which exist both in towns and on farms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Zoonoses and Food Hygiene Research Centre Chagal, Jeevan Smriti Marg, House no. 468/32, Ward no. 13 KMC, GPO BOX 1885, Kathmandu, Nepal. ddjoshi@healthnet.org.npNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15978729

Citation

Joshi, D D., et al. "Serological Evidence of Trichinellosis in Local Pigs of Nepal." Veterinary Parasitology, vol. 132, no. 1-2, 2005, pp. 155-7.
Joshi DD, Moller LN, Maharjan M, et al. Serological evidence of Trichinellosis in local pigs of Nepal. Vet Parasitol. 2005;132(1-2):155-7.
Joshi, D. D., Moller, L. N., Maharjan, M., & Kapel, C. M. (2005). Serological evidence of Trichinellosis in local pigs of Nepal. Veterinary Parasitology, 132(1-2), 155-7.
Joshi DD, et al. Serological Evidence of Trichinellosis in Local Pigs of Nepal. Vet Parasitol. 2005 Sep 5;132(1-2):155-7. PubMed PMID: 15978729.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Serological evidence of Trichinellosis in local pigs of Nepal. AU - Joshi,D D, AU - Moller,L N, AU - Maharjan,M, AU - Kapel,C M O, PY - 2005/6/28/pubmed PY - 2005/11/16/medline PY - 2005/6/28/entrez SP - 155 EP - 7 JF - Veterinary parasitology JO - Vet Parasitol VL - 132 IS - 1-2 N2 - In Nepal, animal husbandry is a major source of income. Pig husbandry is practiced in rural, peri-urban, and urban communities. Free ranging "back yard" pigs and the practice of feeding offal is a very common management practice which potentially allows for the transmission of trichinellosis; however, this zoonosis has never been reported from this region. A total of 425 serum samples were collected from local pigs. These were initially screened by ELISA after which positive samples were examined by Western blot. This procedure identified two samples which had clear specific bands for Trichinella; however, muscle samples tested by HCL-pepsin digestion were found to be negative. If these highly specific serological analyses are confirmed, this would be the first report of trichinellosis in Nepal and a prevention program should be initiated to limit the access of pigs to open garbage dumps which exist both in towns and on farms. SN - 0304-4017 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15978729/Serological_evidence_of_Trichinellosis_in_local_pigs_of_Nepal_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0304-4017(05)00277-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -