Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in captive mammals in three zoos in Mexico City, Mexico.

@article{AlvaradoEsquivel2013SeroprevalenceOT,
  title={Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in captive mammals in three zoos in Mexico City, Mexico.},
  author={Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel and Edgar Arturo Gayosso-Dominguez and Isabelle Villena and Jitender Prakash Dubey},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={803-6}
}
Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii were determined in 167 mammals in three zoos in Mexico City, Mexico, using the modified agglutination test (MAT). Overall, antibodies to T. gondii were found in 89 (53.3%) of the 167 animals tested. Antibodies were found in 35 of 43 wild Felidae: 2 of 2 bobcats (Lynx rufus); 4 of 4 cougars (Puma concolor); 10 of 13 jaguars (Panthera onca); 5 of 5 leopards (Panthera pardus); 7 of 7 lions (Panthera leo); 2 of 3 tigers (Panthera tigris); 2 of 3 ocelots (Leopardus… CONTINUE READING