Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in swine matrices in Nova Mutum and Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Soroprevalência de infecção por Toxoplasma gondii em matrizes suínas em Nova Mutum e Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brasil

Lívia Saab Muraro João Garcia Caramori Júnior Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira Joyce Alves Pereira João Xavier de Oliveira Filho Regiane Trigueiro Vicente Leandro Batista Neves José Leonardo Nicolau Michelle Igarashi Saulo Teixeira Moura About the authors

This report aimed to assess the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in 708 swine matrices in Nova Mutum and Diamantino in the state of Mato Grosso, Central-West Brazil. Serum samples were examined by indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT). It was found a seroprevalence of 12.8%, considering titers >64. Therefore, the data reinforce the need for appropriate management of swine raising to minimize the risk of infection of pigs with T. gondii.

Toxoplasma gondii; swine; serology


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