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1 April 1997 Trypanosoma evansi in capybara from Venezuela
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During the slaughtering season of February and March 1991, 559 capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) were tested for Trypanosoma evansi in two areas in Venezuela: El Frio Ranch and El Cedral Ranch. Blood and serum samples were evaluated for T. evansi. Forty-eight (9%) of 559 capybaras had T. evansi using the microcentrifugation technique. Further, 279 (50%) of the 559 capybaras had antibodies against T. evansi immunofluorescence test in both ranches. Thus, capybaras may be important in the epizootiology of T. evansi in this enzootic area.

Arias, García, Rivera, and López: Trypanosoma evansi in capybara from Venezuela
José Francisco Arias, Francisco García, Manuel Rivera, and Roger López "Trypanosoma evansi in capybara from Venezuela," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(2), (1 April 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.2.359
Received: 27 March 1995; Published: 1 April 1997
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