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1 April 2016 Prevalence of Antibodies against Neospora caninum in Père David's Deer ( Elaphurus davidianus) in Beijing, China
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Neospora caninum is an apicomplexan protozoan and causes neuromuscular disorders in canids and abortions in cattle worldwide. We screened sera samples from 49 free-ranging Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) in a nature reserve in Beijing, China, for antibodies against N. caninum using indirect fluorescence antibody tests and western blot tests. Antibodies were found in 27% of the deer. Western blot analysis revealed antibody reactivity against immunodominant N. caninum antigens of 16, 25, and 37 kDa in size together with other visible bands.

Fangjie Han, Yong Fu, Changsheng Zhang, Qun Liu, Jianhai Xu, and Jing Liu "Prevalence of Antibodies against Neospora caninum in Père David's Deer ( Elaphurus davidianus) in Beijing, China," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(2), 387-390, (1 April 2016). https://doi.org/10.7589/2015-07-193
Received: 21 July 2015; Accepted: 1 December 2015; Published: 1 April 2016
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