On-line version ISSN 1678-4596
FIALHO, Cristina Germani and ARAUJO, Flávio Antônio Pacheco de. Detection of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii in sera from swine bred and slaughtered in the great Porto Alegre-RS abbattoirs, Brazil. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2003, vol.33, n.5, pp. 893-897. ISSN 1678-4596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782003000500016.
This report objectived to contribuite with data about the antibodies occurence of Toxoplasma gondii in swine bred and slaughtered in the area of Great Porto Alegre- RS, Brazil. The data should supply with subsidies on the importance of this protozoan transmission through swines. Samples were taken from 240 swines at slaughterhouses in that region. The frequency of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies, determinanet through the indirect hemagglutination technic was of 20% of serum equal or superior to 1:64 dilution. In the indirect immunofluorescence technic was found 33.75% in serum with a diluition equal to 1:16 or superior.
Keywords : Toxoplasma gondii; indirect immuno-fluorescence; swine; indirect hemagglutination.