Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in llamas (Lama glama) in the northwest USA.

TitleSeroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in llamas (Lama glama) in the northwest USA.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsDubey JP, Rickard LG, Zimmerman GL, Mulrooney DM
JournalVeterinary parasitology
Volume44
Issue3-4
Pagination295-8
Date Published1992 Oct
ISSN0304-4017
KeywordsAge Factors, Animals, Antibodies, Protozoan, Camelids, New World, Female, Idaho, Male, Oregon, Prevalence, Toxoplasma, Toxoplasmosis, Animal, Washington
Abstract

Serum samples from 283 llamas (Lama glama) from Oregon, Washington State and Idaho were tested for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii using the modified agglutination test. Antibodies were found in 95 (33.5%) llamas. Percent seropositivity in serum dilutions of 1:25, 1:50, 1:500, and 1:5000 was 9.5%, 18.3%, 4.9%, and 0.7%, respectively.

Alternate JournalVet. Parasitol.