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Occurrence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in mules and donkeys in the northeast of Brazil.
J Parasitol. 2013 Apr; 99(2):343-5.JP

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in the serum of mules and donkeys bred in the northeast of Brazil. In total, 483 samples were used (395 mules and 88 donkeys) from 4 states (Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, and Sergipe). The indirect immunofluorescence reaction (IFI) technique was used to investigate antibodies to T. gondii with a cut-off point of 64. Positive frequencies of 23.8% and 43.2% were recorded for mules and donkeys, respectively. The state of Pernambuco had the highest prevalence of positive samples (29%) with statistically significant differences for species (P < 0.001) and state (P = 0.048). This is the first study of antibodies to T. gondii in mules and donkeys in these 4 states of the northeastern region of Brazil and serves as a warning to health authorities regarding the risks of ingesting equine meat.

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National Agricultural Library - LANAGRO-PE. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply - MAPA. Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros, s/n Dois Irmãos. Zip Code: 52.171-030 - Recife, PE, Brazil.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22924911

Citation

de Oliveira, Elizete, et al. "Occurrence of Antibodies to Toxoplasma Gondii in Mules and Donkeys in the Northeast of Brazil." The Journal of Parasitology, vol. 99, no. 2, 2013, pp. 343-5.
de Oliveira E, de Albuquerque PP, de Souza Neto OL, et al. Occurrence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in mules and donkeys in the northeast of Brazil. J Parasitol. 2013;99(2):343-5.
de Oliveira, E., de Albuquerque, P. P., de Souza Neto, O. L., Faria, E. B., Júnior, J. W., & Mota, R. A. (2013). Occurrence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in mules and donkeys in the northeast of Brazil. The Journal of Parasitology, 99(2), 343-5. https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3210.1
de Oliveira E, et al. Occurrence of Antibodies to Toxoplasma Gondii in Mules and Donkeys in the Northeast of Brazil. J Parasitol. 2013;99(2):343-5. PubMed PMID: 22924911.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Occurrence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in mules and donkeys in the northeast of Brazil. AU - de Oliveira,Elizete, AU - de Albuquerque,Pedro Paulo Feitosa, AU - de Souza Neto,Orestes Luiz, AU - Faria,Eduardo Bento, AU - Júnior,José Wilton Pinheiro, AU - Mota,Rinaldo Aparecido, Y1 - 2012/08/27/ PY - 2012/8/29/entrez PY - 2012/8/29/pubmed PY - 2013/6/13/medline SP - 343 EP - 5 JF - The Journal of parasitology JO - J Parasitol VL - 99 IS - 2 N2 - The aim of the present study was to investigate antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in the serum of mules and donkeys bred in the northeast of Brazil. In total, 483 samples were used (395 mules and 88 donkeys) from 4 states (Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, and Sergipe). The indirect immunofluorescence reaction (IFI) technique was used to investigate antibodies to T. gondii with a cut-off point of 64. Positive frequencies of 23.8% and 43.2% were recorded for mules and donkeys, respectively. The state of Pernambuco had the highest prevalence of positive samples (29%) with statistically significant differences for species (P < 0.001) and state (P = 0.048). This is the first study of antibodies to T. gondii in mules and donkeys in these 4 states of the northeastern region of Brazil and serves as a warning to health authorities regarding the risks of ingesting equine meat. SN - 1937-2345 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22924911/Occurrence_of_antibodies_to_Toxoplasma_gondii_in_mules_and_donkeys_in_the_northeast_of_Brazil_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3210.1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -