論文

査読有り
2016年11月

Comparison of cortisol and thyroid hormones between tuberculosis-suspect and healthy elephants of Nepal

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Sarad Paudel
  • ,
  • Janine L. Brown
  • ,
  • Sharada Thapaliya
  • ,
  • Ishwari P. Dhakal
  • ,
  • Susan K. Mikota
  • ,
  • Kamal P. Gairhe
  • ,
  • Michito Shimozuru
  • ,
  • Toshio Tsubota

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開始ページ
1713
終了ページ
1716
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1292/jvms.16-0212
出版者・発行元
JAPAN SOC VET SCI

We compared cortisol and thyroid hormone (T3 and T4) concentrations between tuberculosis (TB)-suspected (n=10) and healthy (n=10) elephants of Nepal. Whole blood was collected from captive elephants throughout Nepal, and TB testing was performed using the ElephantTB STAT-PAK (R) and DPP VetTB (R) serological assays that detect antibodies against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M bovis in elephant serum. Cortisol, T3 and T4 were quantified by competitive enzyme immunoassays, and the results showed no significant differences in hormone concentrations between TB-suspect and healthy elephants. These preliminary data suggest neither adrenal nor thyroid function is altered by TB disease status. However, more elephants, including those positively diagnosed for TB by trunk wash cultures, need to be evaluated over time to confirm results.


リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.16-0212
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000390631000013&DestApp=WOS_CPL