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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection and variables associated with seropositivity in donkeys in eastern China.
Parasite. 2018; 25:66.P

Abstract

Donkeys (Equus asinus) are widely distributed throughout China; they are used for their meat, as food, and certain donkey-derived items are also important for traditional Chinese medicinal purposes. However, only limited information is available on Toxoplasma gondii infection in donkeys in China, especially the eastern region, which is one of the largest production areas. Thus, the present study was conducted to detect specific anti-T. gondii antibodies using a commercially available indirect hemagglutination test (IHA) kit and to evaluate the risk factors that are associated with seroprevalence in the Shandong province of eastern China. A total of 213/1278 (17%) donkeys tested from Shandong province were positive for T. gondii antibodies. Statistical analysis revealed that gender and feeding habits of the animal are associated with T. gondii infection. These results provide information for the prevention and control of toxoplasmosis in donkeys, other animals, and humans in this region and elsewhere.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Engineering Research Centre of Chinese Ministry of Education for Edible and Medicinal Fungi, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun 130118, PR China - Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center of Jilin Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Changchun, Jilin Province 130062, PR China - College of Animal Science and Technology, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun, Jilin Province 130118, PR China.Engineering Research Centre of Chinese Ministry of Education for Edible and Medicinal Fungi, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun 130118, PR China.Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center of Jilin Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Changchun, Jilin Province 130062, PR China.College of Animal Science and Technology, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun, Jilin Province 130118, PR China.Marine College, Shandong University at Weihai, Weihai, Shandong Province 264209, PR China.College of Animal Science and Technology, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun, Jilin Province 130118, PR China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30526821

Citation

Meng, Qing-Feng, et al. "Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma Gondii Infection and Variables Associated With Seropositivity in Donkeys in Eastern China." Parasite (Paris, France), vol. 25, 2018, p. 66.
Meng QF, Li D, Yao GZ, et al. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection and variables associated with seropositivity in donkeys in eastern China. Parasite. 2018;25:66.
Meng, Q. F., Li, D., Yao, G. Z., Zou, Y., Cong, W., & Shan, X. F. (2018). Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection and variables associated with seropositivity in donkeys in eastern China. Parasite (Paris, France), 25, 66. https://doi.org/10.1051/parasite/2018066
Meng QF, et al. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma Gondii Infection and Variables Associated With Seropositivity in Donkeys in Eastern China. Parasite. 2018;25:66. PubMed PMID: 30526821.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection and variables associated with seropositivity in donkeys in eastern China. AU - Meng,Qing-Feng, AU - Li,Dan, AU - Yao,Gui-Zhe, AU - Zou,Yang, AU - Cong,Wei, AU - Shan,Xiao-Feng, Y1 - 2018/12/11/ PY - 2018/10/22/received PY - 2018/11/28/accepted PY - 2018/12/12/entrez PY - 2018/12/12/pubmed PY - 2019/1/24/medline SP - 66 EP - 66 JF - Parasite (Paris, France) JO - Parasite VL - 25 N2 - Donkeys (Equus asinus) are widely distributed throughout China; they are used for their meat, as food, and certain donkey-derived items are also important for traditional Chinese medicinal purposes. However, only limited information is available on Toxoplasma gondii infection in donkeys in China, especially the eastern region, which is one of the largest production areas. Thus, the present study was conducted to detect specific anti-T. gondii antibodies using a commercially available indirect hemagglutination test (IHA) kit and to evaluate the risk factors that are associated with seroprevalence in the Shandong province of eastern China. A total of 213/1278 (17%) donkeys tested from Shandong province were positive for T. gondii antibodies. Statistical analysis revealed that gender and feeding habits of the animal are associated with T. gondii infection. These results provide information for the prevention and control of toxoplasmosis in donkeys, other animals, and humans in this region and elsewhere. SN - 1776-1042 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30526821/Seroprevalence_of_Toxoplasma_gondii_infection_and_variables_associated_with_seropositivity_in_donkeys_in_eastern_China_ L2 - http://publications.edpsciences.org/10.1051/parasite/2018066 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -