setaria equina infection of turkish equines: estimates of prevalence based on necropsy and the detection of microfilaraemia.necropsies on 43 horses, 35 donkeys and two mules slaughtered in ankara, turkey, revealed that 12 (15%) of the equines harboured adult setaria equina. when blood samples were checked for microfilariae, using knott's method and a combination of membrane filtration followed by histochemical staining for acid phosphatase (ap), only three (4%) of the animals were found to be microfilaraemic. when stained for ap, the s. equina microfilariae exhibited diffuse red staining over the entire body, includi ...200312831525
[detection of babesia caballi (nuttall, 1910) and theileria equi (syn. babesia equi , laveran, 1901) by the polymerase chain reaction (pcr) in show and sport horses in the region of ankara].the aim of this study was to compare the diagnosis of babesia caballi and theileria equi by the polymerase chain reaction (pcr) and microscopic examination of blood specimens collected from show and sport horses in the region of ankara in 2004. the blood specimens were collected from randomly selected 200 show and sport horses in the region of ankara during the tick season as well as before and after the tick season for pcr testing. at the same time, giemsa stained peripheral blood smears were e ...200717594644
an investigation of equine infectious anaemia infection in the central anatolia region of this study, 162 horses, 80 donkeys and 51 mule serum samples were collected in konya city. additionally, 64 horse serum samples from ankara and 49 samples from kayseri city were included in the study. a total of 406 serum samples were examined by agar gel immunodiffusion (agid) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) for antibody to equine infectious anaemia virus (eiav) and no positive result was detected.200717665759
investigation of toxoplasma gondii antibodies in sport horses bred in ankara province.the aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii in horses bred for sportive purposes in the province of ankara. sera collected from a total of 100 clinically healthy horses were tested for the presence of anti-toxoplasma gondii antibodies using the sabin-feldman dye test and a seropositivity of 28% was found. the distribution of seropositivity among dilutions showed that 23 samples were positive at a dilution of 1:16 (82.1%), and 5 samples, positive at 1:64 (17.8%) ...200718224613
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