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Occurrence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in water buffaloes and meat cattle in Rio Grande do Sul State, Southern Brazil

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Serum samples from 169 water buffaloes and 121 beef cattle were analyzed for antibodies to T. gondii by an indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT). Positive results were obtained in 27.2% of water buffaloes and 17.4% of cattle. Statistical analysis indicated significant differences between the prevalence in cattle and buffalo (p ≤ 0.05). The highest titres found in positive animals were 1:256 (buffaloes) and 1:64 (cattle). In both bovine species, toxoplasmosis frequency in young animals (less than 2 years old) was lower compared to older individuals, although the differences seen in cattle were not statistically significant.
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  • Microbiology and Parasitology Department, Institute of Biology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
  • Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation- Embrapa Temperate Agriculture-Pelotas/RS, Brazil
  • Microbiology and Parasitology Department, Institute of Biology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
  • Postgraduate Program in Veterinary, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
  • Microbiology and Parasitology Department, Institute of Biology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
  • Regional Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
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