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Investigation of the Seropositivity of Toxoplasma gondii (Nicolle and Manceaux, 1908) in Layer Hens by the Sabin-Feldman Dye Test in the Region of Konya
1 Veteriner Kontrol ve Araştırma Enstitüsü, Konya  
2 Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Kurumu, Ulusal Parazitoloji Referans Merkez Laboratuvarı, Ankara, Türkiye  
3 Refik Saydam Hıfzısıhha Merkez Başkanlığı, Ankara, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007; 31: 4-6

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Key Words: Toxoplasma gondii, layer hens, Sabin-Feldman Dye Test, Konya
Abstract

This study was carried out on layer hens in the region of Konya between December 2004 and March 2005. During this period, blood samples were collected from a total of 287 layer hens and the sera were separated by centrifugation at 4000 rpm for 10 minutes. All the sera were investigated with the Sabin-Feldman Dye Test for Toxoplasma gondii specific antibodies. The rate of seropositivity for Toxoplasma gondii was found to be 0.34%. 

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