Serological detection allows indirect detection of host exposure to parasite infection, by detecting host-derived antibodies generated during the immune response of the host in response to parasite infection. Tests performed includes the immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT) and the card agglutination test (CATT). IFAT are used to detect exposure to agents of bovine babesiosis (Babesia bovis, Babesia bigemina), canine babesiosis (Babesia gibsoni), equine babesiosis (Babesia caballi, Theileria equi) and bovine theileriosis (Theileria parva), heartwater (Ehrlichia ruminantium) and leishmaniasis (Leishmania spp.). The card agglutination assay are used to detect exposure to agents of trypanosomosis (Trypanosoma evansi) and toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondi).

Key personnel: Ben Mans (; Brian Peba (; Bonginkosi Nkabinde (; Olivier Matthee (; Puseletso Masemola (​​


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