Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum and Brucella abortus in dairy cattle herds with high abortion rates.

@article{Shabbir2011SeroprevalenceON,
  title={Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum and Brucella abortus in dairy cattle herds with high abortion rates.},
  author={Muhammad Zubair Shabbir and Muhammad Mudasser Nazir and Azhar Maqbool and Muhammad Lateef and Muhammad Abu Bakr Shabbir and Arfan Ahmad and Masood Rabbani and Tahir Yaqub and Muhammad U Sohail and Muhammad Ijaz},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={
          740-2
        }
}
The protozoan Neospora caninum and the bacterium Brucella abortus are well-recognized causes of abortion in dairy cattle. Serum samples (n  =  240) from aborting (n  =  141) and at-risk (n  =  99) animals from 5 herds with high abortion rates in Punjab Province, Pakistan, were tested for antibodies to N. caninum using monoclonal antibody-based ELISA and for antibodies to B. abortus using the serum agglutination test. Antibodies to N. caninum and B. abortus were detected in 105 (43.8%) and 135… CONTINUE READING

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