The acute phase proteins (APP) are serum proteins whose concentrations may vary because of diseases or stress. A study has analysed the concentrations of APP in healthy Iberian ibexes and others affected by sarcoptic mange. The results show that infested ibexes have higher levels of some APP, and the more severely affected ibexes have higher APP levels. These results are different from those obtained in similar species, so further studies are needed in order to better understand APP variations.
|Translated title of the contribution||Acute phase proteins indicate sarcoptic mange severity in Iberian ibex|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Sarna sarcòptica