Experimental Toxoplasma gondii infection in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus).

  title={Experimental Toxoplasma gondii infection in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus).},
  author={Alvin A. Gajadhar and Lena Measures and Lorry B. Forbes and Christian Moliin Outzen Kapel and Jitender Prakash Dubey},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={90 2},
Laboratory-reared animals were used to assess the susceptibility of seals (Halichoerus grypus) to Toxoplasma gondii infection. Four seals were each orally inoculated with 100 or 10,000 oocysts of T. gondii (VEG strain), and another 4 seals served as negative controls. Occasionally, mild behavioral changes were observed in all inoculated seals but not in control animals. A modified agglutination test revealed the presence of antibodies to T. gondii in sera collected from inoculated seals and… CONTINUE READING

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