Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 49, Number 2


A survey of canine echinococcosis in Gobi Altai Province of Mongolia by coproantigen detection

ZOLJARGAL, Purevjav;GANZORIG, Sumiya;NONAKA, Nariaki;OKU, Yuzaburo;KAMIYA, Masao

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/2916
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.49.2.125
KEYWORDS : coproantigen;echinococcosis;Mongolia


Few studies have been carried out for the prevalence of canine echinococcosis in Mongolia. This study was designed to elucidate a preliminary information of the prevalence from feces collected in the field. Sixty-seven fecal samples from dogs and 2 red foxes in Altai town were collected and examined for Echinococcus coproantigen and eggs. Coproantigen detection was performed by a sandwich ELISA using a monoclonal antibody EmA9 raised against Echinococcus multilocularis somatic antigen. Of the dog samples examined, 17 (25.4%) were positive by the ELISA. One out of two foxes was positive, too. Taeniid egg-positive feces were recognized in 12 dog feces. Only 6 samples were both coproantigen and egg positive. Eggs of Ancylostoma sp., Trichuris sp., and Capillaria sp.; were also registered.