African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of serological response of chicks against angara disease agent through indirect haemaglutination test

  Shahzad Akbar Khan1*, Tarique Hussain2, Muhammad Akhtar Qureshi1, Gulzar Ahmed1, Sarfaraz Ali Fazlani3, Ijaz Ahmed4 and Farhan Anwar Khan4  
  1Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir,Pakistan. 2National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 3Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Lasbella University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal, Pakistan. 4N.W.F.P Agriculture University, Peshawar. Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 24 August 2011
  •  Published: 23 October 2011

Abstract

 

Indirect Haemaglutination test is a reliable quantitative serological test for measuring antibodies against angara disease. The etiological agent contained in the liver of affected chick did not directly haemaglutinate erythrocyte of chickens. The antibody titre measured through IHA varied from 1:8-1: 128, in the sera (samples) of experimentally infected chickens at days 7, 14 and 21 post vaccination.

 

Key words: Haemagglutination, titre, sera, angara disease.