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Sarcoptes-ELISA Pig

Enzyme immunoassay for the detection of IgG antibodies to the pathogen of sarcoptic mange, Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis

Sarcoptic infections frequently occur sub-clinically and last chronically. Therefore, they can hardly be detected with conventional diagnostic methods (direct detection of the scabies mites).

The ELISA is able to detect subclinical infections especially common in herds with ideal housing and feeding conditions. The test is designed for monitoring pig herds to certify the absence of sarcoptic mange mites. Usually, only few animals are infected. It is therefore recommended to test a part of the herd (e. g. 30 of 100 or more sows) for anti-sarcoptic antibodies every six months.

The sensitivity and specificity of this test, which was evaluated in 134 pigs with or without clinically confirmed sarcoptic mange is 95% and 97%, respectively.