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Prevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in females buffaloes in Ninavah province, Iraq

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Author(s): M. I. Al-Farwachi | O. K. AL-Hankawe | O. M. Al-Iraqi

Journal: Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 1607-3894

Volume: 22 (Arabic);
Issue: 1;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2008;
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ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in the females of the local breed buffaloes. A 400 sera samples were collected from 49 herds from different nine geographical area in Ninavah province by using latex agglutination and modified latex agglutination tests. The results shows that the total prevalence rate of the antibodies was 30%, and this percentage was differ according to the region. The highest percentage appeared in Badosh and Qnetra at 52.3%, 51.2% respectively, while the lowest was in Hawiaslan 4.3%. The antibodies titer most appear was 80 in percentage 30.5%, while the titer 640 was lowest in percentage 1.7%. Also recorded that numbers of the active cases was highest in percentage 81.4% compared with inactive cases was lowest in percentage 18.6%, also noted that the seropositive samples decreased with age.
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