Herd-based diagnosis of Neospora caninum-induced endemic and epidemic abortion in cows and evidence for congenital and postnatal transmission.


Aborting and nonaborting cows and their dams or daughters were studied to determine if herd abortion problems were associated with the presence of Neospora caninum antibodies and to estimate when aborting cows may have acquired the infection. Cows were sampled from 20 herds that had experienced an abortion epidemic presumed to have been caused by N. caninum… (More)