Prevalence of toxoplasmosis in sheep from Uruguaiana (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil detected by Sabin-Feldman dye-test

Carlos Eduardo Larsson Ligia M. Ferreira Jamra Eny Câmara Guimarães Dino Baptista Germano Pattoli Hebans Lincoln L. da Silva About the authors

The sera from 100 ovines from Uruguaiana (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), slaughtered in Bragança Paulista (S. Paulo, Brazil), were examined for the presence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii using the Sabin-Feldman dye test. Considering positive those sera with titer > or = 16, the prevalence of this zoonosis was 39% with titers and percentages of seropositivity of: 16 (66.7%), 64 (23%), 256 (2.6%), 1024 (5.1%) and 4000 (2.6%).

Toxoplasmasis, animal; Sheep; Toxoplasma gondii; Sabin-Feldman dye test


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