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1 June 2000 Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
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Serum samples from 697 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) from North America were examined for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii by the modified agglutination test incorporating mercaptoethanol and formalin-fixed tachyzoites. Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 25 of 697 (3.6%) sheep in titers of 1:25 (8 sheep), 1:50 (4 sheep), 1:100 (7 sheep), 1:200 (1 sheep), 1:400 (1 sheep), 1:800 (1 sheep), and 1:1,600 (3 sheep). This is the first record of T. gondii exposure in bighorn sheep.

J. P. Dubey and W. J. Foreyt "Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)," Journal of Parasitology 86(3), (1 June 2000). https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2000)086[0622:SOTGIR]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 June 2000
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