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1 October 1998 Seroprevalence of Antibodies Against Toxoplasma gondii in Free-ranging Mammals in Iowa
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Serum samples from raccoons (Procyon lotor), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis), Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana), and free-ranging house cats trapped in Iowa between 1984 and 1988 were tested for antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii using the modified direct agglutination test (MAT). Antibody titers ≥1:32 were considered indicative of infection. Prevalence rates by species were estimated for raccoons at 134/885 (15%), skunks at 38/81 (47%), opossums at 12/53 (23%), and cats at 16/20 (80%).

Hill, Zimmerman, Wills, Patton, and Clark: Seroprevalence of Antibodies Against Toxoplasma gondii in Free-ranging Mammals in Iowa
Richard E. Hill Jr., Jeff J. Zimmerman, Robert W. Wills, Sharon Patton, and William R. Clark "Seroprevalence of Antibodies Against Toxoplasma gondii in Free-ranging Mammals in Iowa," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34(4), 811-815, (1 October 1998). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-34.4.811
Received: 19 December 1997; Published: 1 October 1998
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