OCURRENCE OF ANTIBODIES ANTI-Toxoplasma gondii IN PIGS IN A SYSTEM OF COMMERCIAL BREEDING IN THE STATE OF RIO DE JANEIRO

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Walter Flausino
Vera Lúcia Teixeira de Jesus
Rodrigo Alves Bezerra
George Rêgo Albuquerque
Jorge Luiz Baronto Pereira Jorge
Janaína da Soledad Rodrigues
Gisele Santos de Meireles
Rita de Cássia Gomes Pereira

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ABSTRACT. Flausino W., De Jesus V.L.T., Bezerra R.A., Albuquerque G.R., Jorge J.L.B.P., Rodrigues J. da S., Meireles G.S. de & Pereira R. de C.G. [Ocurrence of antibodies Anti-Toxoplasma gondii in pigs in a commercial breeding in the State of Rio de Janeiro]. Ocorrência de anticorpos anti-Toxoplasma gondii em suínos de um sistema de criação comercial no estado do Rio de Janeiro. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 32(4):198-200, 2010. Departamento de Parasitologia Animal, Instituto de Veterinária, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro. BR- 465 km 7. Seropédica, 23.890-000, RJ, Brasil. E-mail: flausino@ufrrj.br In order to evaluate the occurrence of anti-T. gondii in pigs from Pinheiral municipality, state of Rio de Janeiro, were collected and examined blood samples from 282 animals from a commercial farm. The serum samples were tested at enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detecting antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii and considered as positive those with reaction at dilution ≥1:16. Of the 282 swine serum samples, 35 (12.41%) were positive for anti-T. gondii. Significant differences were observed regarding age (p = 0.0000004). Thus, anti-T. gondii were found in the animals studied, and it may be a source of infection for the human population.

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Flausino, W., de Jesus, V. L. T., Bezerra, R. A., Albuquerque, G. R., Jorge, J. L. B. P., Rodrigues, J. da S., de Meireles, G. S., & Pereira, R. de C. G. (2010). OCURRENCE OF ANTIBODIES ANTI-Toxoplasma gondii IN PIGS IN A SYSTEM OF COMMERCIAL BREEDING IN THE STATE OF RIO DE JANEIRO. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 32(4), 198-200. Retrieved from http://rbmv.org/index.php/BJVM/article/view/862
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