Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 6(8): 325-327
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Khawlah M. Imran Al-Rubaye*, Jenan M. Khalaf, Saba Thamermosa

Department of Internal and Preventive Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University, Iraq.

Abstract | Serological surveys for the detection of Chlamydophila abortus antibodies in Camelus dramedies were performed on 60 blood samples collected from both sex (38 female and 22 male) aged 5 to 12 years of age. The study were extended from June 2015 to September 2016. IDEXX Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay was performed on all serum samples using an ELISA Kit (IDEXX Switzerland). All male camel’s serum samples were negative for presence of Chlamydophila abortus antibodies, whereas 18 out 38 female samples were expressed positive in a percentage of 47.36%. In conclusion, this preliminary study approved presence of Chlamydophila abortus antibodies in she-camels. The authors recommend additional studies in different provinces of Iraq to investigate the general seroprevalence of this disease in the country.

Keywords | Chlamydophila abortus, Serology, IDEXX