Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in pet dogs in Wuhan, Huazhong of China

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.5926    | Article Id: B-309 | Page : 239-241
Citation :- Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in pet dogs in Wuhan, Huazhong of China .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2016.(50):239-241

Kun Li, Rongrong Li1 and Jiakui Li*2

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College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, People’s Republic of China.

Abstract

Present study was an epidemiological survey for seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection in pet dogs (n= 279) in Wuhan, Huazhong area of China, using indirect hemagglutination test (IHA). Overall seroprevalence of T. gondii infection in this area was 13.3 per cent. The prevalence in males and females was 13.4 and 13.0%, there was no significant difference (P³0.05) between the genders. The prevalence of T. gondii infection was 12.7, 14.0, 13.3 and 12.7% in spring, summer, autumn and winter, respectively. There was a significant difference (Ply affect community health in this region. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the prevalence of T. gondii infection in pet dogs in Wuhan.

Keywords

IHA Pet dogs Seroprevalence Toxoplasma gondii Wuhan.

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