Neospora caninum-associated abortion was diagnosed in a 7-mo gestational age beef cow fetus from Andorra. The fetus had a multifocal necrotizing encephalitis and nonpurulent multifocal myocarditis. The diagnosis was confirmed by demonstration of N. caninum DNA by polymerase chain reaction and tachyzoites by specific staining with N. caninum polyclonal antibodies in the fetal brain. The dam of the aborted fetus had serum N. caninum antibodies at the time of abortion but not 2 mo before abortion took place. This is the first report of N. caninum abortion in Andorra and the first confirmed N. caninum abortion in an acutely infected cow.
First Report of Neospora Caninum Abortion in a Beef Cow–Calf Herd From Andorra, Europe
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Ramon Armengol, Marcela Pabón, Carles Adelantado, Fernando López-Gatius, Sonia Almería; First Report of Neospora Caninum Abortion in a Beef Cow–Calf Herd From Andorra, Europe. J Parasitol 1 December 2006; 92 (6): 1361–1362. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-949R.1
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