E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Sheep in Silopi District by Using Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT)
1 Karakecili İlce Gıda, Tarım ve Hayvancılık Müdürlüğü, Müdür Vekili, Kırıkkale, Türkiye  
2 Kırıkkale Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kırıkkale, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014; 38: 1-4
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2014.3329
Key Words: Toxoplasma gondii, sheep, IFAT, Silopi, hamdani
Abstract

Objective: In the present study, it was aimed to detect seropositivity of T. gondii in sheep raised in the Silopi district.

 

Methods: For this aim, blood samples were obtained from 100 female Hamdani sheep. The serum samples were examined using indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) with respect of T. gondii specific antibody.

 

Results: Seropositivity was detected in 97 of sheep examined (97%). The seropositivity titers for the IFA test showed that 1:16 in 58 (59.7%), 1:64 in 22 (22.6%), 1:128 in 16 (16.4%) and 1:256 in 1 (%1) of sheep were found as seropositive. Seropositivity was observed as 96% in aborted sheep. Seropositivity was detected as 96% and 100% in 2-4 and 5-10 year old sheep, respectively. The relationship between age and seropositivity rate was not found significant (p>0.05).

 

 

Conclusion: The seropositivity of T. gondii was higher in sheep grown in Silopi.

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