Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii were determined in serum samples from 275 domestic cats from a mobile spay and neuter clinic from 8 counties in Ohio. The modified agglutination test incorporating whole formalinized tachyzoites and mercaptoethanol was used to determine antibodies. Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 133 (48%) out of 275 cats: in titers of 1:25 in 24, 1:50 in 37, and 1:500 or more in 72. The highest prevalence (62% of 78) was in outdoor cats. The prevalence of T. gondii antibodies in 48% of cats suggests widespread contamination of the rural environment with oocysts.
Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Domestic Cats From Rural Ohio
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J. P. Dubey, W. J A. Saville, J. F. Stanek, S. M. Reed; Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Domestic Cats From Rural Ohio. J Parasitol 1 August 2002; 88 (4): 802–803. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[0802:POTGAI]2.0.CO;2
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