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Type: Journal article
Title: Prevalence of Neospora caninum antibodies in sheep and goats in Pakistan
Author: Nasir, A.
Ashraf, M.
Khan, M.
Javeed, A.
Yaqub, T.
Avais, M.
Reichel, M.
Citation: Journal of Parasitology, 2012; 98(1):213-215
Publisher: American Society of Parasitologists
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0022-3395
1937-2345
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A. Nasir, M. Ashraf, M. S. Khan, A. Javeed, T. Yaqub, M. Avais, and M. P. Reichel
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to obtain seroepidemiological information on the Neospora caninum infection status of sheep and goats in different areas of Punjab Province and Azad Kashmir (Pakistan). A cross-sectional study, with the use of a competitive ELISA, showed an overall 27.7% (35 of 128) (95% confidence interval [CI] ± 7.7%) and 8.6% (13 of 142) (95% CI ± 4.6%) seroprevalence of N. caninum antibodies in sheep and goats, respectively. The difference in seroprevalence between sheep and goat populations was statistically significant (P < 0.05). The highest prevalence (37.4% ± 13.2%) was recorded in the tailless breed of sheep.
Keywords: Animals
Goats
Sheep
Neospora
Coccidiosis
Sheep Diseases
Antibodies, Protozoan
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Goat Diseases
Breeding
Cross-Sectional Studies
Pakistan
Female
Male
Rights: © American Society of Parasitologists 2012
DOI: 10.1645/GE-2863.1
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