Occurrence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies and parasite DNA in backyard chicken breeding in Northeast, Brazil.

@article{Fernandes2016OccurrenceOA,
  title={Occurrence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies and parasite DNA in backyard chicken breeding in Northeast, Brazil.},
  author={Marcela Fernanda Torres Samico Fernandes and Erika Fernanda Torres Samico Fernandes Cavalcanti and Jos{\'e} Givanildo da Silva and Andr{\'e} da Rocha Mota and Orestes Luiz de Souza Neto and Andr{\'e} de Souza Santos and Pedro Paulo Feitosa de Albuquerque and D{\'e}bora Costa Viegas de Lima and Rinaldo Aparecido Mota},
  journal={Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={105-8}
}
The aim of the present study was to investigate the occurrence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies and parasite DNA in backyard chickens bred in the metropolitan area of Recife, Brazil. In total, 212 serum samples were collected from 16 properties, and 12 backyard chickens were collected in the six sanitary districts of Recife. An indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) was used to investigate the occurrence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to… CONTINUE READING