Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum infection in dairy cows in subtropical southern China.

@article{Xu2012SeroprevalenceOT,
  title={Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum infection in dairy cows in subtropical southern China.},
  author={Min-jun Xu and Qiu Yue Liu and Jin Heng Fu and Alasdair J. Nisbet and Dalong S. Shi and Xiao Hong He and Yaoqian Pan and Dong-Hui Zhou and H. Q. Song and Xing Quan Zhu},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={139 11},
  pages={1425-8}
}
Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum are closely related protozoan parasites which cause lowered production and increased abortion in dairy cows. The aim of the present study was to determine the seroprevalence of T. gondii and N. caninum infection in dairy cows in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR), subtropical southern China. In total, 875 serum samples were collected from the tail veins of dairy cows in 6 main dairy cow-rearing districts of 4 administrative cities in GZAR. The… CONTINUE READING

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