Efficacy of an ELISA test kit for canine heartworm antigen detection


Chuanchuen, R.; Klomkleaw, W.; Nakawej, B.; Nithiuthai, S.; Platt, R.; Prechatangkit, B.

Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine 23(1): 19-30

1993


An ELISA test kit for canine heartworm antigen detection was evaluated in 108 dogs. The dogs were grouped according to the presence of microfilariae in peripheral blood and adult worms in the heart. The first 3 groups were mature dogs over one year old. Group 1 consisted of 31 dogs with both microfilariae and adult worms while group 2 (40 dogs) had only adult worms. 34 dogs in group 3 had neither microfilariae nor adult worms. Group 4 consisted of 3 one-week-old puppies with no microfilariae.