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1 December 2006 First Report of Neospora Caninum Abortion in a Beef Cow–Calf Herd From Andorra, Europe
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Neospora caninum-associated abortion was diagnosed in a 7-mo gestational age beef cow fetus from Andorra. The fetus had a multifocal necrotizing encephalitis and nonpurulent multifocal myocarditis. The diagnosis was confirmed by demonstration of N. caninum DNA by polymerase chain reaction and tachyzoites by specific staining with N. caninum polyclonal antibodies in the fetal brain. The dam of the aborted fetus had serum N. caninum antibodies at the time of abortion but not 2 mo before abortion took place. This is the first report of N. caninum abortion in Andorra and the first confirmed N. caninum abortion in an acutely infected cow.

Ramon Armengol, Marcela Pabón, Carles Adelantado, Fernando López-Gatius, and Sonia Almería "First Report of Neospora Caninum Abortion in a Beef Cow–Calf Herd From Andorra, Europe," Journal of Parasitology 92(6), (1 December 2006). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-949R.1
Published: 1 December 2006
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