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Frequence of antibodies for Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii in dogs in northest of São Paulo State/
Freqüência de anticorpos anti- Neospora caninum e anti- Toxoplasma gondii em cães da região nordeste do Estado de São Paulo. Correlação com neuropatias

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Author(s): Nancy Prette Varandas | Paula Abi Rached | Gustavo Henrique Nogueira Costa | Luciano Melo de Souza | Karina Carrão Castagnolli | Alvimar José da Costa

Journal: Semina : Ciências Agrárias
ISSN 1676-546X

Volume: 22;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 105;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: Neospora caninum | Toxoplasma gondii | Cães | Neuropatias.

ABSTRACT
Two hundred and ninety five samples of canine sera, of dogs from northeast of Sao Paulo State were tested using an immunofluorescent antibody technique (RIFI-IgG) for the presence of Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii antibodies. The relationship between antibodies and casual clinical problems also were investigated. The reactions with title = 50 (N. caninum) and = 16 (T. gondii) were considered positive. A total of 25 (8,48%) of tested samples werereactive and 270 (91,52%) non-reactive to N. caninum, while 151 (51,19%) of the samples were reactive and 144 (48,81%) were non-reactive to T. gondii. Dogs with serum that reacted positively to both protozons parasites were seen in 17 animals (5,76%). From 58 dogs (19,66%), that showed nervous sintomatology, were detected antibodies in 04 (1,36%) to N. caninum and in 24 (8,14%) to T. gondii. Statistical differences (P0,05) entre sorologia positiva e a presença de neuropatias nos animais examinados. Experimentos especialmente delineados necessitam ser conduzidos, principalmente com N. caninum, para elucidar essa eventual e importante correlação.
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