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Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in Stray Dogs of Tabriz, Iran

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Author(s): Garedaghi Yagoob

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 11;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 723;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Seroprevalence | Neospora caninum | dogs | infection | Tabriz | Iran

ABSTRACT
To investigate anti-Neospora caninum antibodies in stray dogs living in Tabriz city, 100 blood samples were collected. Serum samples were screened for detection of anti-N. caninum IgG antibodies using Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT; =50). Antibodies were seen in 31 (31%) of 100 dogs. The IFAT antibody titers were as follows: 1:50 in 11 dogs, 1:100 in 10 dogs, 1:200 in 6 dogs, 1:400 in 1 dog, 1:800 in 2 dogs and 1:1,600 in 1 dog. There were no significant differences in seroprevalence of Neospora infection between different genders (p>0.05). The seropositive results were increased with age and the differences were statistically significant (p

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