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Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum infection in dairy cattle in northeastern China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19895158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The seroprevalence of Neospora caninum infection in China's northeastern Heilongjiang Province was surveyed between 2007 and 2008. In total, 540 serum samples of dairy cattle from 9 counties were examined for antibodies to N. caninum by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The overall seroprevalence of N. caninum in dairy cattle was 13.3% (72/540). The seroprevalence of N. caninum in aborting cows (14.9%) was slightly higher than that in nonaborting cows (10.3%). Dairy cattle with 5 pregnancies had the highest seroprevalence (22.7%). However, there was no apparent association between N. caninum seropositivity and aborting age or number of pregnancies (P > 0.05). There was, however, an apparent association between N. caninum seroprevalence and animal husbandry practices, with the cattle under confinement feeding having significantly lower seroprevalence than the grazing cows (P < 0.05). The results of the present survey indicates that infection with N. caninum in dairy cattle is widespread in Heilongjiang Province, and that it appears to be an important cause of bovine abortion.
Authors:
Chunren Wang; Yu Wang; Ximing Zou; Yanqing Zhai; Junfeng Gao; Meiru Hou; Xing-Quan Zhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of parasitology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1937-2345     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-14     Completed Date:  2010-06-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803124     Medline TA:  J Parasitol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  451-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Heilongjiang August-First Land Reclamation University, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, People's Republic of China. chunrenwang@sohu.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Veterinary / epidemiology,  parasitology
Age Factors
Animals
Antibodies, Protozoan / blood*
Cattle
Cattle Diseases / epidemiology*,  parasitology
China / epidemiology
Coccidiosis / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay / veterinary
Female
Neospora / immunology*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Protozoan

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