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1 December 2012 Prevalence of Anti- Neospora caninum and Anti- Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Dogs From Two Different Indigenous Communities in the Brazilian Amazon Region
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Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum antibodies in sera of 325 dogs in 11 villages inhabited by the Tapirapé and Karajá ethnic groups in the south of the Brazilian Amazon was determined by the use of an indirect fluorescence antibody test. Antibodies (cutoff 1:16) to T. gondii were found in 169 (52%) and to N. caninum (cut-off 1:50) in 32 (9.8%) of 325 dogs. Seropositivity for both parasitic infections was widely prevalent in dogs from these villages and was higher in older dogs, indicating post-natal transmission.

Antonio H. H. Minervino, Ana Beatriz M. Cassinelli, Julia T. R. de Lima, Herbert S. Soares, Antonio F. Malheiros, Arlei Marcili, and Solange M. Gennari "Prevalence of Anti- Neospora caninum and Anti- Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Dogs From Two Different Indigenous Communities in the Brazilian Amazon Region," Journal of Parasitology 98(6), 1276-1278, (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3151.1
Published: 1 December 2012
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