Prevalence of toxoplasmosis in swine from Iowa.

  title={Prevalence of toxoplasmosis in swine from Iowa.},
  author={Jeffrey Zimmerman and David W. Dreesen and W John Owen and George W. Beran},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={196 2},
Of swine from 104 herds, 2,616 were tested for antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii, using an ELISA. Data were analyzed according to swine type, herd size, facility type, and season. The true prevalence of toxoplasmosis was estimated as 5.4% among finishing swine and 11.4% among sows and gilts. Herds with less than 100 breeding swine were significantly (P less than 0.05) more likely to be infected than were herds with greater than or equal to 100 breeding swine. The rate of seropositivity in… CONTINUE READING

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