Sera from 186 sheep, 83 cattle, and 103 water buffaloes from Punjab, India, were evaluated for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii using a commercial ELISA kit. This study was planned using a 2-stage random sampling procedure and sampling software ‘survey toolbox.’ In the first step, villages were selected randomly from a sampling frame of all the villages of Punjab, followed by selection of owners and animals in the second step. Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 7 of 186 sheep, 2 of 83 cattle, and 3 of 103 buffaloes. Results indicate a low prevalence of T. gondii in ruminants tested.
Serological Survey of Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in Sheep, Cattle, and Buffaloes in Punjab, India
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S. Sharma, K. S. Sandhu, M. S. Bal, H. Kumar, S. Verma, J. P. Dubey; Serological Survey of Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in Sheep, Cattle, and Buffaloes in Punjab, India. J Parasitol 1 October 2008; 94 (5): 1174–1175. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1556.1
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