E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Seroprevalance of Brucellosis, Listeriosis and Toxoplasmosis in Cattle in Adana Province of Turkey
1 Gaziantep Üniversitesi Biyoloji Bölümü, Gaziantep, Türkiye  
2 Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Bölümü, Hatay, Türkiye  
3 Adana Veteriner Kontrol ve Araştırma Enstitüsü, Adana, Türkiye  
4 Refik Saydam Hıfzısıhha Merkez Başkanlığı, Ankara, Türkiye  
5 Ankara Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Biyoistatistik Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014; 38: 91-96
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2014.3454
Key Words: Cattle, toxoplasmosis, listeriosis, brucellosis, seroprevalance, Adana

Objective: This study was conducted to identify the seroprevalance of diseases which are zoonotic and responsible from abortion such as toxoplasmosis, listeriosis and brucellosis in Holstein crossbred cattle of different age and sex in Adana province, between 2008 April-September.


Methods: For this purpose, blood serum samples were collected from 132 cattle and analyzed for Toxoplasma gondii, Listeria monocytogenes and Brucella abortus antibodies. T. gondii, L. monocytogenes and Brucella abortus antibodies were determined by the standard Sabin- Feldman Dye Test (SFDT), Osebold method and Microtube Agglutination Test (MAT) respectively, from the blood serum samples.


Results: 132 serum tested 56.06% samples of T. gondii, 40.9% and 3.03% of L. monocytogenes and defined the B.abortus antibodies were found to be seropositive terms. There were no statistically significant difference between seropositive T. gondii, L. monocytogenes and B.abortus  antibodies among age groups (p>0.05).


Conclusion: In this study, for the first time in cattle in the region of Adana serological methods revealed the presence L. monocytogenes, toxoplasmosis and listeriosis were higher than brucellosis seropositivity. Moreover, the prevalence of these diseases in the same animal at the highest rate was determined for T. gondii and L. monocytogenes 

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