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Immunohistochemical detection of Mycoplasma mucoid mucoid small colony type in lungs of slaughtered cattle at Morogoro slaughterhouse, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Malago, J. J.
dc.contributor.author Mlay, J. D.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-17T10:19:35Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-17T10:19:35Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2369
dc.description Tanzania Veterinary Journal en_US
dc.description.abstract Diagnosis of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in carrier animals remains to be a challenge in developing countries partly because of lack of diagnostic tools that can detect asymptomatic animals. As a result many apparently healthy animals pose a potential impending epidemic in periods of stress. We examined condemned lungs with CBPP-like lesions from apparently healthy slaughtered animals to confirm presence of the disease in these animals. A total of 13 lungs collected at abattoir were examined immunohistochemically using 3H12 and 6E3 monoclonal antibodies against Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides (MmmSC), the causative agent of CBPP. Both 3H12 and 6E3 antibodies detected the MmmSC antigens in all the 13 lungs in bronchial, bronchiolar and alveolar epithelia, bronchial glands, bronchial cartilage, and in alveoli. We conclude that CBPP is still present in various places of Tanzania, posing a threat to livestock production and that immunohistochemistry can be an efficient diagnostic method to confirm presence of the disease in asymptomatic healthy animals passed for slaughter. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Tanzania Veterinary Journal en_US
dc.subject CBPP en_US
dc.subject Cattle en_US
dc.subject Monoclonal antibody en_US
dc.subject Lung parenchyma en_US
dc.subject MmmSC antigens en_US
dc.subject Immunohistochemistry en_US
dc.title Immunohistochemical detection of Mycoplasma mucoid mucoid small colony type in lungs of slaughtered cattle at Morogoro slaughterhouse, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://www.ajol.info/index.php/tvj/article/view/158604 en_US


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