Evidence of vertical transmission of Neospora sp infection in dairy cattle.

  title={Evidence of vertical transmission of Neospora sp infection in dairy cattle.},
  author={Mark L. Anderson and James Phillip Reynolds and Joan Dean Rowe and Karen W Sverlow and Andrea E Packham and Bradd C. Barr and Patricia A. Conrad},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={210 8},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether heifers with naturally acquired congenital exposure to Neospora sp would transmit the infection to their offspring during gestation. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. ANIMALS Neonatal heifers on a dairy with a history of Neospora sp infections were selected for the study on the basis of their serum titers to Neospora sp, as determined by the use of indirect fluorescent antibody testing. Seropositive heifers (n = 25) had titers > or = 1:5,120 and seronegative… CONTINUE READING

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