Prevalence of Toxoplasmosis and Brucellosis in Aborted Ewes in Ninevah Province
Rafidain Journal of Science,
2005, Volume 16, Issue 11, Pages 1-4
AbstractSerum samples collected from (566) aborted ewes were examined serologically for the presence of toxoplasma and brucella antibodies in Ninevah by using indirect haemagglutination test (IHAT) for toxoplasmosis and by using Rose Bengal plate agglutination test (RBPT) for brucellosis. Also vaginal swabs were cultured on modified brucella agar followed by biochemical test to confirm the positive samples with RBPT From the specimens examined. (45.78%) gave positive reactions to IHAT and (18.5%), (13.5%) gave positive reactions to RBPT and culture respectively. The antibodies titers in IHAT ranging from 1/16 to 1/256 and the titer 1/32 showed highest positive cases while the titer 1/256 showed fewest positive cases.
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