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1 July 1998 Seroprevalence of Babesia ovis in Mouflon Sheep in Spain
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A serological survey detected antibodies against Babesia ovis in mouflon sheep (Ovis musimon) from two different reserves located in Catalonia in northeastern Spain. An indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT) was developed using a B. ovis isolate of ovine origin as the antigen. Of 50 sera tested, six (12%) showed titres between 1:160 and 1:640 and were considered positive. These results indicate that exposure of mouflon to Babesia ovis is common in this region.

Ferrer, Castellà, Gutiérrez, Lavín, and Marco: Seroprevalence of Babesia ovis in Mouflon Sheep in Spain
David Ferrer, Joaquim Castellà, Juan F. Gutiérrez, Santiago Lavín, and Ignasi Marco "Seroprevalence of Babesia ovis in Mouflon Sheep in Spain," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34(3), 637-639, (1 July 1998). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-34.3.637
Received: 16 December 1997; Published: 1 July 1998
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