AFRICAN SWINE FEVER ANTIBODY DETECTION AND STATUS PIGS IN SABON GARI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

E. A. Adenaike, L. B. Tekdek., L. B. Tekdek., H. M. Kazeem., H. M. Kazeem., J. U. Umoh, J. U. Umoh, A. Y. Simon, A. Y. Simon

Abstract


Investigation of African Swine Fever antibody in pig population  was carried out on  serum samples collected  from 20 different pigs in Sabon Gari local government area of  Kaduna  state of Nigeria  by indirect Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) as described by ID.vet Innovative Diagnostics IDvet,310, rue Louis Pasteur-Grabels-FRANCE).Two of the samples (10%) tested positive and 18 (90 %) tested negative for the test. Since pigs with demonstrable antibody should be considered as chronic carriers of the virus because it is doubtful that true recovery ever occurs. Control measures such as good managements, biosecurity measures, tick control with acaricides and also slaughter of animal that test positive for ASF antibody test with adequate compensation are suggested.


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African swine fever, Antibody, serum, Sabon Gari , Kaduna State

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