NEOSPOROSIS EN BOVINOS LECHEROS EN DOS DISTRITOS DE LA PROVINCIA DE CHACHAPOYAS

Translated title of the contribution: Neosporosis in dairy cattle in two districts of Chachapoyas province

V. Janios Quevedo, V. Amanda Chávez, Hermelinda Rivera Geronimo, Eva Consuelo Casas Astos, M. Enrique Serrano

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Abstract

Neosporosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Neospora caninum, and is associated with high rates of abortion in cattle throughout the world. The aim of the study was to determinate the seroprevalence of N. caninum in dairy cattle reared in the districts of Molinopampa and Leymebamba, Chachapoyas province, Amazonas. The study was carried out in 2002 using 265 serum samples from cows older than 2 years old that belonged to 24 dairy herds. Samples were tested to detect antibodies against N. caninum using the IFAT test. The 40.4 ± 5.0% (107/265) of the samples had antibodies in 1:200 dilution. All sampled herds had at least one seropositive animal. The prevalence of the parasite was similar in both districts and similar to described in herds from other dairy areas in the country.

Translated title of the contributionNeosporosis in dairy cattle in two districts of Chachapoyas province
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume14
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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