Diagnosis of bovine brucellosis in Mosul city by indirect ELISA and conventional serological tests

O. KH. AL-Hankawe; K. A. AL-Saad; M. S. Rhaymah

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 1-6

  The study was conducted on 126 cattle (94 females and 32 males) of different ages (1->5 years) randomly selected from July 2007 to August 2008 in Mosul. Indirect ELISA test and other traditional tests (rose Bengal test, tube agglutination test and 2- mercapto-ethanol test) were used to determine the ...  Read More

Detection of Brucella antigen in the aborted ovine fetal stomach contents using a modified ELISA test

Th. M. Al-Nima; B. A. Al- Badrani; M. I. Al-Farwachi

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 1-4

  This study was conducted on two flocks of sheep suffering from abortion in Mosul city, Iraq. The clinical findings in ewes were abortion during the 3-4 months of gestation period in the both flocks. The total percentage of abortion was 11.7 %, whereas stillbirth percentage was 4 %. Brucella spp. was ...  Read More

Effect of bone marrow and low power lasers on fracture healing with destruction of both periosteum and endosteum in rabbits

S. M. Ibrahim; M. G. Thanoon

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 5-9

  Ten mature rabbits of local breed were used in this study; weighing between 1.5 to 1.75 kg and aged about 1–2 years. These animals were divided into two equal groups; in group A destruction of both periosteum and endosteum was done one centimeter from each side of mid-shaft femoral bone fracture, then ...  Read More

Effect of immunization with protoscolices antigens of hydatid cysts on growth of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs

M. N. Al-Shahery; M. A. Aljawady

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 7-10

  The study was designed to evaluate the immune response of puppies, injected by different protein fractions extracted from protoscolieces, obtained from ovine hydatid cyst. Indirect heamagglutination revealed a remarkable increase in the antibody titers for the immunized groups (A1.5, A3, B1.5, and B3) ...  Read More

Clinical study of foot and mouth disease in feedlot calves in Mosul region

M. SH. Rhaymah; M. A. Abd- Alhameed

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 11-16

  The affected calves showed clinical signs including presence of vesicles at the bucal cavity and hoof (90.7%), fever (36%), salivation (32.9%), depression (20.5%), Anorexia (19.6%), loss of body weight (7.94%), lamness (15.9%), lesions at the muzzle (15.3%), presence of the lesions at the feet (6.0%), ...  Read More

Concurrent aflatoxicosis and caecal coccidiosis in broilers

A. M. Shareef

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 11-16

  A farm of two broiler flocks fed from one day old to 56 days of age a diet naturally contaminated with high level of Aflatoxin (AF), were suffered from caecal coccidiosis at 35 days of age Aflatoxin levels in feed commodities and mixed feed were determined using ELISA test. Results of ELISA showed that ...  Read More

Molds and mycotoxins in poultry feeds from farms of potential mycotoxicosis

A. M. Shareef

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 17-25

  Forty five finished poultry feed samples, collected from different broilers, broiler breeders and layers farms were divided into two parts, for mycological and mycotoxins examination. In counting of molds, dilute plate technique was used, whereas feed parts were used for mycotoxin estimation, they were ...  Read More

Biotyping of Clostridium Perfringens strains isolated from enterotoxemia cases in sheep using ELISA technique

A. Kalb Allouz; N. Habra; M. A. Hamad

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 17-22

  The study was designed to determine the types of Clostridium perfringens and their toxins in sheep with suspected enterotoxemia in Hama province, Syria. For this purpose, 89 bacterial isolates were isolated from 132 samples collected from dead and some slaughtered sheep with suspected enterotoxemia and ...  Read More

Detection of anti brucella antibodies in lambs and goat kids using rose bengal test and indirect ELISA in Gugjeli - Ninavah province, Iraq

Kh. J. Hassain; S. D. Hassan; B. A. Mohmmed; S. A. Esmaeel

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 23-26

  The object of the study was to detection of anti-brucella antibodies in lambs and goat kids by using Rose Bengal and indirect ELISA tests. Sera samples were collected from four flocks, including 135 samples (95 from lambs and 40 from goat kids). The sera examined by rose Bengal test showed negative result ...  Read More

Reproductive efficiency of rats whose mothers treated with lead acetate during lactation: role of vitamin E

S. T. Abdullah; W. H. Yousif

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 27-34

  Reproductive efficiency of young male and female rats yielded from mothers treated with lead acetate (10 mg/kg B.W) and vitamin E as an antioxidant (500 mg/kg) during lactation period was studied. 27 pregnant albino rats aged 4-5 months divided into 3 groups, the first group given 0.2 ml distilled water ...  Read More

Prevalence of intestinal ciliate Buxtonella sulcata in cattle in Mosul

H. S. Al-Bakri; E. G. Suliman; T. M. Al-Saffar

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 27-30

  The current study was conducted to detect the presence of Buxtonella sulcata (an intestinal ciliate) in faecal samples of cattle suffering from diarrhea in Mosul city. One hundred and twenty faecal samples were examined, and collected from calves (44), beef cattle (34) and dairy cattle (42) these animals ...  Read More

Clinical, haematological and biochemical studies of babesiosis in native goats in Mosul

Q. T. Al-Obaidi; S. H. Arslan; E. G. Sulaiman; E. Daham

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 31-35

  The study included examination of 175 native goats, 27 were infected with Babesia ovis, B. motasi, B. foliata and B. taylori, (recorded in Mosul for the first time) and 25 were clinically normal and served as control. Results indicated that the percentage of the infection with Babesiosis was 15.42% and ...  Read More

Extensor and flexor digit synovial sheath, sac and synovial capsule in the distal part of the limbs in buffalos and camels and its relation of surgical interference

A. AL-Omari; G. Alosh; S. AL-sadi

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 35-48

  Sixty one samples of the distal parts of limbs were obtained from different ages of buffalo and camels of both sex to study the synovial structures to determine the suitable sites for injection of surgical interference. The result showed that extensor digit synovial sheath was extend between middle or ...  Read More

Effect of industrial product IMBO® on immunosuppressed broilers vaccinated with Newcastle disease vaccine

T. S. Qubih; O. G. Mohammadamin

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 37-40

  The effect of IMBO was investigated on humoral immune response to Newcastle disease vaccines in broiler chickens. Haemagglutination inhibition test and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were used to assess the immune response. Results showed that although IMBO significantly enhanced humoral immune response ...  Read More

Serodiagnosis of Johne's disease by indirect ELISA in ovine

I. M. Ahmed

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 41-43

  The study included collection of 92 serum samples from local Awasii breed in Mosul and Karakosh regions, some of them show clinical signs for John's disease, all samples were assayed using indirect Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) to detect antibodies against Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis ...  Read More

Effect of treating lactating rats with lead acetate and its interaction with vitamin E or C on neurobehavior, development and some biochemical parameters in their pups

H. M. Jassim; A. A. Hassan

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 45-52

  The current study investigated the effect of administration of vitamin E (600mg/ kg diet) concomitantly with lead acetate (10mg/kg, orally) and vitamin C (100mg/kg, orally) concomitantly with lead acetate (10mg/kg, orally) to the female lactating rats on the neurobehavioral, landmarks development and ...  Read More

Diagnosis of foot and mouth disease by indirect competitive ELISA test in feedlot calves - in Mosul province

M. Sh. Rhaymah; M. A. Abd-Alhameed

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 49-52

  Indirect competitive ELISA test used, for detection of non-structural protein (3ABC) in 460 serum samples of infected animals revealed that 421 samples were positive (91.5%) and 39 samples were negative (8.5%), with 91.5% sensitivity and 28.4% specifity. Blood picture revealed significant (P  Read More

Use of saturated sodium chloride solution as a tissue fixative

A. Al-Saraj

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 53-58

  The present study was carried out to examine the capability of saturated sodium chloride solution as a fixative agent instead of formalin which is regarded as a carcinogenic material. For this purpose 3 rabbits were used and their livers, kidneys and spleens were exposed and removed. Neutral buffered ...  Read More

Evaluation the suitable level of standard concentrated ration for fattening growing Sharabi calves

N. Y. Abou; A. K. Nasser; N. M. Abdullah

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 53-58

  Three groups of growing Sharabi calves were used in this study to evaluate the best suitable level of concentrate ration. Each group consisted of four calves between 8-12 months of age, with an average live body weight around 145 kg. They were fed for 90 days on concentrated standard ration according ...  Read More

The effect of substituting Nigella Sativa Meal as a source of protein in the rations of local rabbits on their productive performance and carcass traits

A. A. AL-Kuhla; N. M. Abdullah

Volume 24, Issue 1 , June 2010, Pages 59-63

  Fifteen local male rabbits (6-8 weeks old) were allocated into three nutritional groups. The first group fed standard ration, 5 and 10% of the Nigella Sativa Meal (NSM) were added to the concentrated rations of the 2nd and 3rd groups replacing 36 and 72% of the soybean meal (SBM) protein respectively. ...  Read More