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.