Detection of antibodies against Anaplasma sp. in small ruminants from the semi-arid region against Pernambuco State, Brazil

Rafael A. N. Ramos Carlos A. N. Ramos Flábio R. Araújo Elaine S. P. Melo Antônio A. S. M. Tembue Maria A. G. Faustino Leucio C. Alves Grácia M. S. Rosinha Carina Elisei Cleber O. Soares About the authors

This paper reports the detection of antibodies against Anaplasma sp. in goats and sheep from the semi-arid region from Pernambuco State, Brazil, using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with recombinant MSP5 of Anaplasma marginale. Sera from 243 goats and 68 sheep from Ibimirim municipality were analyzed and frequencies of antibodies of 11.93% (29/243) and 16.17% (11/68) were found for goats and sheep, respectively. The epidemiological relevance of the findings was discussed.

anaplasmosis; goat; sheep; ELISA; recombinant MSP5

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