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
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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