Prevalence of agglutinating antibodies to Neospora caninum in raccoons, Procyon lotor.

@article{Lindsay2001PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of agglutinating antibodies to Neospora caninum in raccoons, Procyon lotor.},
  author={David S. Lindsay and Jennifer Spencer and C Rupprecht and Byron L. Blagburn},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={1197-8}
}
Neospora caninum is an apicomplexan parasite that causes neonatal neuromuscular disease in dogs and abortions in cattle. Dogs are the only proven definitive host. Little is known about the prevalence of antibodies to this parasite in wildlife. Sera from 99 raccoons (Procyon lotor) were examined for agglutinating antibodies to N. caninum using the modified agglutination test employing formalin-fixed tachyzoites as antigen. Raccoons originated in Florida (n = 24, collected in 1996), New Jersey (n… CONTINUE READING