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Serological investigation of aborted sheep and pigs for infection by Neospora caninum

Helmick, B., Otter, A., McGarry, J.W. and Buxton, D. (2002) 'Serological investigation of aborted sheep and pigs for infection by Neospora caninum'. Research in Veterinary Science, Vol 73, Issue 2, pp. 187-189.

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Serology for Neospora caninum was undertaken using direct ELISAs on sera from 660 aborted sheep and 454 breeding sows, which had aborted or were considered infertile. All ovine sera were further tested by indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT) for N. caninum, and a latex agglutination test (LAT) for Toxoplasma gondii was performed on 423 of the samples, including all those positive by ELISA. ELISA-positive porcine sera were tested by IFAT and an inhibition ELISA for antibodies to N. caninum and by LAT for T. gondii. Only 3 (0.45%) of the ovine sera were seropositive for N. caninum by both ELISA and IFAT whereas although 40 porcine sera were seropositive by ELISA all were negative by IFAT. The results suggest that environmental exposure to N. caninum occurs rarely in sheep and pigs. Crown Copyright (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 20.55.V4 Veterinary biomedical research
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Veterinary Parasitology Group (2002-2008)
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Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 15:05
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:05


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