A field trial of the effectiveness of a feline Toxoplasma gondii vaccine in reducing T. gondii exposure for swine.

@article{MateusPinilla1999AFT,
  title={A field trial of the effectiveness of a feline Toxoplasma gondii vaccine in reducing T. gondii exposure for swine.},
  author={Nohra E. Mateus-Pinilla and Jitenter P Dubey and L Choromanski and Ronald M. Weigel},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={1999},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={855-60}
}
A 3-yr field trial was conducted on 8 commercial swine farms in Illinois to determine the effectiveness of a feline Toxoplasma gondii vaccine in reducing the exposure of swine to T. gondii. A vaccine consisting of live bradyzoites of the mutant T-263 strain, capable of preventing oocyst shedding by cats, was used in this study. Each farm was visited 3 times in 1994, 3 times in 1995, and once in 1996. Cats were trapped and inoculated with the T-263 oral vaccine during 1994 and 1995. On each… CONTINUE READING

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