EQUINE NEOSPOROSIS: SEARCH FOR ANTIBODIES IN CEREBROSPINAL FLUID AND SERA FROM ANIMALS WITH HISTORY OF ATAXIA

  • Ulisses Jorge Pereira Stelmann
  • Leila Sabrina Ullmann
  • Hélio Langoni
  • Rogério Martins Amorim
Keywords: Neospora caninum, Neospora hughesi, equine, cerebrospinal fluid, serum, Indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT)

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Stelmann U.J.P., Ullmann L.S., Langoni H. & Amorim R.M. [Equine neosporosis: search for antibodies in cerebrospinal fluid and sera from animals with history of ataxia]. Neosporose equina: pesquisa de anticorpos no liquido cefalorraquidiano e soro sanguíneo de animais com histórico de ataxia. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 33(2):99-102, 2011. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Veterinária. Departamento de Clínica Veterinária. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Campus de Botucatu, Distrito de Rubião Júnior, s/n, Botucatu, 18.618-970, SP. Brasil. E-mail: stelmann.ppgctia@gmail.com Equine neosporosis is caused by the protozoans Neospora caninum and N. hughesi. Its clinical signs include hindlimb paralysis, incoordination, ataxia, and abortion. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples were collected from 38 equines with history of ataxia for indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT) in order to detect antibodies to N. caninum. Of the tested serum samples 15/26 (57.6%) were positive, whereas all CFS samples were negative. These seronegative CFS samples suggest that N. caninum has no relation to the manifestation of the neurological clinical signs of ataxia.

Published
2011-06-30
How to Cite
Stelmann, U. J. P., Ullmann, L. S., Langoni, H., & Amorim, R. M. (2011). EQUINE NEOSPOROSIS: SEARCH FOR ANTIBODIES IN CEREBROSPINAL FLUID AND SERA FROM ANIMALS WITH HISTORY OF ATAXIA. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 33(2), 99-102. Retrieved from http://rbmv.org/index.php/BJVM/article/view/794

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