Toxoplasmosis in cats in northeastern Brazil: Frequency, associated factors and coinfection with Neospora caninum, feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus.

@article{Munhoz2017ToxoplasmosisIC,
  title={Toxoplasmosis in cats in northeastern Brazil: Frequency, associated factors and coinfection with Neospora caninum, feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus.},
  author={Alexandre Dias Munhoz and Samir Batista Hage and Rebeca D{\'a}lety Santos Cruz and Ana Paula Fernandes Calazans and Fabiana Lessa Silva and George R{\^e}go Albuquerque and Luciana Carvalho Lacerda},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology, regional studies and reports},
  year={2017},
  volume={8},
  pages={
          35-38
        }
}
The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and the factors associated with infection by Toxoplasma gondii and demonstrate occurrences of coinfection with Neospora caninum, the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) in cats in the state of Bahia, Brazil. A total of 231 blood samples were collected from 201 owned cats and 30 stray cats. Serological investigations on T. gondii and N. caninum were performed using the indirect fluorescent antibody test with… CONTINUE READING