Changes in the electrophoretic pattern of sera of dogs suffering from various diseases

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  • SDG 3
  • Abstract:

    The sera of dogs suffering from three diseases commonly encountered in South Africa, viz. babesiosis, rickettsiosis and distemper, have been examined electrophoretically and compared with normal sera. Diagrams of the electrophoretic patterns are given with a description of changes found in them. These changes are discussed in the light of the present knowledge of the diseases as they affect the body organs. The potential value of electrophoresis in the differential diagnosis of these diseases is discussed, and it is concluded that the available information indicates a degree of specificity which could prove useful for this purpose.