Seroprevalencia de Toxoplasma gondii en alpacas hembras de la SAIS Pachacútec, sierra central del Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in females alpacas of SAIS Pachacutec, central sierra of Peru

C. Hernán De La Cruz, V. Amanda Chávez, Eva Consuelo Casas Astos, E. Olga Li

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii in alpacas at the production unit of Cuyo, part of SAIS Pachacutec in the Central Sierra of Peru. Blood samples were collected in 258 female alpacas in January 2003. Sera were tested against T. gondii antibodies by the Indirect Immunoflorescence test (IFI). The results showed that 8.5 ± 3.4% (22/258) of animals had antibodies against the parasite. This frequency is lower than in other alpaca breeding regions of the country.

Translated title of the contributionSeroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in females alpacas of SAIS Pachacutec, central sierra of Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume22
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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