E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Seroprevalence of Hypodermatosis in Cattle in the Province of Sanliurfa (Turkey)
1 Harran Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa; Harran Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Veteriner Parazitoloji Programı, Şanlıurfa  
2 Harran Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2005; 29: 275-279

Key Words: Hypodermosis, Cattle, ELISA

The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of hypodermatosis in cattle in the province of Sanliurfa. For this purpose, sera samples were randomly collected from 300 cattle in the towns Sanliurfa, Suruç, Siverek, Viransehir and Akçakale. The sera were analyzed using a commercial ELISA kit. Out of the 300 cattle, 116 (38.6%) were found to be seropositive. Seropositivity rates ranged from 11.6-70.0 % according to age, race, gender and origins. In regard to race, significant difference (P<0.001) was found between seropositivity ratios of pure breed and crossbreed animals. No significant difference was found between seropositivity ratios as a result of gender difference. Also, with regard to age and origins, significant differences (P<0.01) were found between animals aged<1 and aged≥1 and in animals from Akçakale as well as Viransehir and other regions (P<0.001). As a result, high seropositivity for hypodermatosis in cattle of the Sanliurfa Province has been detected. 

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