Pig lymphnode lesions and an immunohistochemical analysis on selected abattoir-derived lymphnode samples for the presence of African swine fever virus

In order to gain an insight into the pig lymphnode lesions and African swine fever antigen occurrence, this study was designed based on an abattoir survey. The study was carried out at the Nalukolongo abattoir located at the outskirts of Kampala city in Uganda. This site is as a collection area for animals from different parts of Uganda destined for slaughter. The study revealed that African swine fever was endemic in Uganda as the virus was identified in one of the organs commonly affected by the virus, yet the sampled animals did not show clinical disease. Field studies other than abattoir sites are however still needed to isolate and characterise the virus strains responsible for the outbreaks of the disease in the country.
Afin d’obtenir un aperçu des lésions lymphatiques de porc et de l’apparition des antigènes de la fièvre porcine africaine, cette étude a été conçue selon une enquête de l’abattoir. L’étude a été menée à l’abattoir Nalukolongo situé à la périphérie de la ville de Kampala en Ouganda. Ce site est considéré comme une zone de rassemblement des animaux provenant de différentes parties de l’Ouganda destinés à l’abattage. L’étude a révélé que la fièvre porcine africaine est endémique en Ouganda comme le virus a été identifié dans l’un des organes généralement affectées par le virus, néanmoins les animaux échantillonnés n’ont pas montré la maladie clinique. Les études sur terrain autres que les sites-abattoir sont toutefois encore nécessaires pour isoler et caractériser les souches du virus responsables de l’apparition de la maladie dans le pays.
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Animal Science"