Serological diagnosis for Hypoderma infestation in cattle of Wasit province by using of an indirect-ELISA

  • Abbas Hassan Khlaty Al-Sray Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Wasit University, Iraq.
  • Ghassan Jabar Khalaf Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Wasit University, Iraq.
  • Khawala H. Sabbar Department of Animal Production, College of Agriculture, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq.


  The aim of present study was to detect the specific Hypoderma IgG-antibodies in blood samples of cattle by using of indirect-ELISA. For this purpose, an overall of 476 cattle from different regions in Wasit province / Iraq, were submitted for blood samples collection and then for serological assay that revealed on 249 (52.31%) as a total result for serologically positive cattle. Also, the study was discussed the seropositive prevalence of hypodermosis with a number of epidemiological risk factors (age, sex, breed, and herd management), which showed that the highest seropositive rates have been reported in >3 years group (59.39%) more than £3 years group (43.72%) for age factor, in females group (56.72%) more than males group (36.54%) for sex factor, and in bad group (59.48%) more than good group (32.81%) for herd management factor. Statistically, at a level of (P£0.05) the significant differences were reported within the age, sex, and herd management factors; but it was not detected between both groups of breed factor (local and cross-breed).


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AL-SRAY, Abbas Hassan Khlaty; KHALAF, Ghassan Jabar; H. SABBAR, Khawala. Serological diagnosis for Hypoderma infestation in cattle of Wasit province by using of an indirect-ELISA. AL-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 1, p. 9-15, nov. 2017. ISSN 2313-4429. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2018. doi: