ANTIBODY DETECTION IN SUSPECTED CARRIERS OF AFRICAN SWINE FEVER VIRUS IN ADO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

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

Abstract


Studies was undertaken to investigate the antibody levels against African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in pig population of Benue state. Out of the 188 serum samples from pigs collected from 188 different pigs 7 serum sampled were obtained from Ado local government area (LGA)   of Benue state of Nigeria. The 7(100%) serum sampled from the LGA were tested by indirect Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA).Three samples (42.86%) tested positive and 4(57.14%) tested negative for the test. Since pigs with demonstrable antibody should be considered as chronic carriers of the virus because it is doubtful if true recovery ever occurs. Control measures such as use of biosecurity,  test and slaughter of animals that test positive for ASF antibody with adequate compensation are suggested.to eradicate the disease.

Keywords


African swine fever, serum, Antibody, serum Ado, Benue State

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