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Prevalence of anti- Neospora caninum and anti- Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in dogs from two different indigenous communities in the Brazilian Amazon Region.

Abstract

Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum antibodies in sera of 325 dogs in 11 villages inhabited by the Tapirapé and Karajá ethnic groups in the south of the Brazilian Amazon was determined by the use of an indirect fluorescence antibody test. Antibodies (cutoff 1:16) to T. gondii were found in 169 (52%) and to N. caninum (cut-off 1:50) in 32 (9.8%) of 325 dogs. Seropositivity for both parasitic infections was widely prevalent in dogs from these villages and was higher in older dogs, indicating post-natal transmission.

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  • Authors

    Minervino AH, Cassinelli AB, de Lima JT, Soares HS, Malheiros AF, Marcili A, Gennari SM

    Institution

    Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

    Source

    The Journal of parasitology 98:6 2012 Dec pg 1276-8

    MeSH

    Age Distribution
    Animals
    Antibodies, Protozoan
    Brazil
    Coccidiosis
    Dog Diseases
    Dogs
    Female
    Humans
    Male
    Neospora
    Population Groups
    Risk Factors
    Seroepidemiologic Studies
    Socioeconomic Factors
    Toxoplasma
    Toxoplasmosis, Animal

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22551468