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1 April 2005 Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in Sika Deer from Eastern Hokkaido, Japan
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Brain and serum were collected from 120 and 12 free-ranging sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis), respectively, from six regions in eastern Hokkaido during controlled hunts in the autumn of 2003. Brains were tested for Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii were measured by means of a latex agglutination test. No brain tested positive for either type of DNA, and no antibody to Toxoplasma gondii was detected in serum, suggesting a low prevalence of infection with these organisms in free-ranging sika deer from eastern Hokkaido. Further examination of multiple tissues by PCR and serologic surveys will be necessary to confirm this.

Omata, Ishiguro, Kano, Masukata, Kudo, Kamiya, Fukui, Igarashi, Maeda, Nishimura, and Saito: Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in Sika Deer from Eastern Hokkaido, Japan
Yoshitaka Omata, Naotaka Ishiguro, Rika Kano, Yuko Masukata, Akimasa Kudo, Hikaru Kamiya, Haruka Fukui, Makoto Igarashi, Ryuichiro Maeda, Masakazu Nishimura, and Atsushi Saito "Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in Sika Deer from Eastern Hokkaido, Japan," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41(2), (1 April 2005). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-41.2.454
Received: 24 April 2004; Published: 1 April 2005
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