Seroprevalencia de toxoplasma gondii en llamas hembras de la sierra central del Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii in female llamas of the central highlands of Peru

H. Katty Chang, V. Amanda Chávez, E. Olga Li, P. Néstor Falcón, Eva Consuelo Casas Astos, V. Gina Casas

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to determine the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in female llamas of Corpacancha, Cuyo, and Santa Ana production units of the Cooperative Pachacutec, located in the district of Marcapomacocha, Junín. Blood samples (n = 249) were collected in January and February 2003 from animals more than one year of age. The immunofluorescence test (IFAT) was used for the detection of antibodies against T. gondii. The seroprevalence was moderate (13.7 ± 4.3%, 34/249). There was a greater risk of infection for llamas over 6 years and for those at Santa Ana and Corpacancha production units.

Translated title of the contributionSeroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii in female llamas of the central highlands of Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)306-311
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume20
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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