The objective of the present study was to determine the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in alpacas of communities from the districts of Marangan�, Pitumarca, Checacupe and San Pablo, located in the province of Canchis, department of Cusco. A total of 272 blood samples were collected in March 2003, for the detection of antibodies against T. gondii by the indirect immunofluorescence test (IFAT). The resulting seroprevalence was 35.7 � 5.7%, without significant differences due to district, sex, and breed; however, there was a significant association between age and IFAT value. The results of the present study agreed with other studies conducted in South American camelids in different localities in the south of Peru.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru|
|State||Published - 2005|