E-ISSN 2146-3077
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Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in Cattle in the Region of Kayseri
1 Erciyes Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri  
2 Erciyes Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye  
3 Department of Parasitology, Erciyes University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kayseri,Turkey  
4 Erciyes Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2006; 30: 92-94

Key Words: Neospora caninum, cattle, ELISA, Kayseri
Abstract

This study was carried out in order to determine the seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in cattle in the region of Kayseri. Blood samples were collected from 186 cattle and sera were obtained from these samples. Sera samples were analyzed for antibodies against N. caninum using a commercially available competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) kit. According to the ELISA test results, seroprevalence of N. caninum in the region of Kayseri was found to be 7%. Three of 9 aborting cows (33.3%) were found to be seropositive. The seropositivity differences between aborting and non-aborting cows were statistically significant (p<0.05). 

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