Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2018 , Vol 24 , Issue 6
The First Detection of anti-Anaplasma phagocytophilum Antibodies in Horses in Turkey
Elçin GÜNAYDIN1, Selçuk PEKKAYA2, Fatih KUZUGÜDEN3, Melis ZEYBEK4, Tülin GÜVEN GÖKMEN5, Armağan Erdem ÜTÜK6
1University of Hitit, Alaca Avni Celik Vocational School, TR-19600 Corum - TURKEY
2Republic of Turkey Ministry of Agriculture and Foresty, Veterinary Control Central Research Institute, Biochemistry Laboratory, TR-06010 Ankara - TURKEY
3Republic of Turkey Ministry of Agriculture and Foresty, Nevşehir Directorate of Provincial Agriculture and Foresty, TR-50300 Nevsehir - TURKEY
4University of Ege, Faculty of Science, Department of Statistics, TR-35080 İzmir - TURKEY
5University of Cukurova, Ceyhan Veterinary Faculty, Department of Microbiology, TR-01920 Adana - TURKEY
6University of Cukurova, Ceyhan Veterinary Faculty, Department of Parasitology, TR-01920 Adana - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2018.20171 Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the causative agent of equine granulocytic anaplasmosis, affects several species of wild and domesticated mammals, including horse, besides human. In Turkey, there were many reports on A. phagocytophilum circulation among cattles, sheep, dogs, mice, humans, except horses. In this study, we aimed to inquiry whether A. phagocytophilum were circulating among the horse population or not. For this purpose, 105 mare horse blood sera were examined for the presence of Anti-Anaplasma phagocytophilum IgG antibodies by IFAT. The seroprevalance rate of 8.57% horse sera were found to be positive. This was the first report about the presence of anti-A. phagocytophilum antibodies in horses in Turkey. Keywords : Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Horse, IFAT