E-ISSN 2146-3077
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Investigation of Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Sport Horses Bred in Ankara Province
1 Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi, Tıbbi Parazitoloji Bilim Dalı, Ankara  
2 Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye  
3 Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Kurumu, Ulusal Parazitoloji Referans Merkez Laboratuvarı, Ankara, Türkiye  
4 Refik Saydam Hıfzısıhha Merkez Başkanlığı, Ankara, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007; 31: 264-267

Key Words: Toxoplasma gondii, Sabin-Feldman dye test, horse
Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in horses bred for sportive purposes in the province of Ankara. Sera collected from a total of 100 clinically healthy horses were tested for the presence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies using the Sabin-Feldman dye test and a seropositivity of 28% was found. The distribution of seropositivity among dilutions showed that 23 samples were positive at a dilution of 1:16 (82.1%), and 5 samples, positive at 1:64 (17.8%). 

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