Seroprevalencia de neospora caninum en llamas de la Provincia de Melgar, Puno

Translated title of the contribution: Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in llamas from Melgar province, Puno

F. Raúl Moya, V. Amanda Chávez, Eva Consuelo Casas Astos, M. Enrique Serrano, P. Néstor Falcón, C. Danilo Pezo

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Abstract

Neosporosis, caused by the protozoan Neospora caninum, has been associated with reproductive problems in cattle worldwide, and has been found in a variety of animal species, including camels. The aim of this work was to determine the seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in two llama herds of Melgar province, Puno. Two hundred seventy five serum samples of female llamas from the districts of Santa Rosa and Nuñoa were tested using the indirect inmunofluorescense test (IFAT) to detect antibodies against N. caninum. The 16.7 ± 4.4% (46/275) of the serum samples had antibodies at 1:50 dilution, indicating a moderate seroprevalence in the herds. The seroprevalence in Santa Rosa was lower (4.6 ± 4.4%, 4/86) than in Nuñoa (22.2 ± 5.9%, 42/189), and with statistical differences between herds (p <0.05). No differences due to age were found (p >0.05). This study confirms the presence of Neospora caninum in female llamas from Melgar province, Puno.

Translated title of the contributionSeroprevalence of Neospora caninum in llamas from Melgar province, Puno
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume14
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
El muestreo se realizó en el Centro Ex perimental de Machuwasi de la Universidad San Antonio Abad del Cuzco y en el fundo San Luis del Instituto de Investigaciones Tro-picales y de Altura (IVITA) de la Universi-dad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Ambos se hallan localizados en la provincia de Melgar, departamento de Puno, a una altitud aproximada de 4200 msnm, con una tempe-ratura media que oscila entre 0 y 15 ºC durante el día y con una precipitación media anual que va de 250 a 500 mm (Moreno et al., 1998).

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