Culicoides spp. found near Lusitano stud farms in mainland Portugal which may contribute for IBH studies

Pessoa, V.; Ramilo, D.W.; Pereira da Fonseca, I.; Ferreira, M.B.; Marti, E.; Tilley, P. (2020). Culicoides spp. found near Lusitano stud farms in mainland Portugal which may contribute for IBH studies. Veterinary parasitology: Regional studies and reports, 34(3), pp. 89-92. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vprsr.2020.100385

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Insect Bite Hypersensitivity (IBH) is a common cutaneous disease, affecting a large number of horses worldwide. Several studies have identified Culicoides spp. saliva as a clinically relevant allergen source. The prevalence of IBH in Portugal, particularly in Lusitano horses, is still not known. However, the environmental characteristics of the national territory are favorable to the activity of Culicoides, and several species of this genus can be found, namely C. imicola and C. obsoletus/C. scoticus. In this study we characterized the Culicoides population present in Lusitano stud farms with a history of IBH. Thirteen stud farms with Lusitano horses were selected in several regions of mainland Portugal for having a previous history of IBH-affected horses, with a minimum of 5 affected horses. Culicoides were collected in May and June 2016 using OVI traps, placed in these stud farms, and we were able to identify several Culicoides species. We could also verify that C. obsoletus/C. scoticus, and C. imicola were the ones most frequently found, but other species like C. pulicaris were also found

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)

UniBE Contributor:

Marti, Eliane Isabelle

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

2405-9390

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eliane Isabelle Marti Schalch

Date Deposited:

23 Mar 2021 15:45

Last Modified:

23 Mar 2021 15:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.vprsr.2020.100385

PubMed ID:

32448527

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/153040

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/153040

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