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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-2

Seropositivity of Toxoplasma gondii in domestic animals.


All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

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B R Mirdha
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

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Serum samples from 107 goats, 40 sheep, 50 cows were tested for Toxoplasma gondii antibody by indirect haemagglutination test (IHA) in dilutions of 1:10, 1:54, 1:162 and 1:486. Toxoplasma gondii-antibodies were found in 21 (19.6%), 10 (25%), 26 (52%), goat, sheep and cow sera respectively. No serum sample showed a titre higher than 1:162. All animals were kept in good hygienic condition. These results indicate that Toxoplasma gondii antibodies are widespread in animal populations which supports that toxoplasmosis is a widely spread zoonotic infection in this country.


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