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Update Date: [2013-11-13]

NO.: 33
 
Reportno.

AHRI report No.33

Topic

Association between occurrence of clinical arthritis in goats in Chia-Yi, Taiwan and caprine arthritis-encephalitis (CAE) infections

 

Department

1.Taiwan Animal Health Research Institut
2.,Departinent of Vetrinary Mo3idng National Taiwan University 3,Chia-Yi Hsien Livestock Disease Gntrol Center

Author Yong-Kung Liao 1 Hsiang-3ung Tsai 2;Wen-Chiang Chiang 3;Yog-Siu Lul iun YenDhiangl
Summary

AtolofW)sexmnsamples was coll&tal from 19 goat farms suffexl from clinical arthritis in Chia-Yi County in 1995. The collozel sea were all from adult goat aged more than one year. Out of 15? serum samples from goat with arthritis, 146 (93 %) showed ELISA antibody a,gainst caprine attiitis-encephalitis (CAn. Aother 33 serum samples from adult goat without arthritis, only 19(57.5 %) were CAB antibody positive. Significant association (P < O,(X)1) kteen cccuxence of clinical arthritis and ummazy CAB inftDtion was demonstrad by Fishth exact test. Therefore, we boleive CAB inftions axe common in goat in Chia-Yi county and goIbly axe the ma.n cause of the arthritis seen in the fields ,?*Liao YK, Tsai HJ, Chianig C, Lu YS, Chiang CV. Association ketween occurrence of clinical arthritis in goat in Chia-Yi, Taiwan and caprmne arthritis-encephahtis (CAB) infeetions. J Chin Soc Vet Sci 23 (4):3?-382, 1997. ‘Cc’rrespDnding author TEL: (02) 2621-2111 ,FAX:(02) 2622-5345
 

Keyword

Cagmne athitis-encephalitis (CAB)ISA antibody.