Neospora caninum is a protozoan parasite that affects cattle and wildlife worldwide. Studies have demonstrated seroprevalence to N.caninum antibodies in native and exotics ungulates, but the risk factors associated with the transmission are still poorly understood. The objectives of this study were to 1)determine the presence of antibodies against N. caninum in axis (Axis axis) and fallow (Dama dama) deer in Northern Mexico, 2)to determine the association with cattle (Bos taurus), equine (Equus caballus), and dogs (Canis familiaris) with the presence of antibodies to N. caninum. Blood samples from 18 axis deer, 19 fallow deer, 34 cattle, 17 horses and 6 dogs were analyzed with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Antibodies to N. caninum were found in 2 (11.1%), 2 (10.5%), 33 (97%), 0% and 0% axis deer, fallow deer, cattle, horses and dogs respectively.
October 17th, 2016
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