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

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

Abstract


Studies were undertaken to investigate the presence of antibody against African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) among pig population in Tarka local government area (LGA) Benue state. Ten serum sample were obtained from ten different suspected pigs from the pig population in Tarka LGA of Benue state of Nigeria  were tested by indirect Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA).One sample (10%) tested positive while 9(90%) 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 occurred. Control measures such as use of biosecurity,  test and slaughter of animals that tested positive for ASF antibody .


Keywords


African swine fever, Antibody, serum Tarka, Benue State.

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