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Serosurvillance on Toxoplasmosis in Camels (Camelus dromedarius) at Al-Najaf Province

Authors: Mahmoud, Marai H. S --- Al-Rubaie ,Abdel-Elah S.M. --- Al-Jeburii, Kefah O. S --- Taha, Abdel-Kareem A.
Journal: Kufa Journal For Veterinary Medical Sciences مجلة الكوفة للعلوم الطبية البيطرية ISSN: 20779798 Year: 2014 Volume: 5 Issue: 2 Pages: 204-210
Publisher: University of Kufa جامعة الكوفة

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The current study was conducted to evaluate the seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in camels resident in Al-Najaf province in Iraq . Serum samples were collected from 360 camels, 219(60.83%) of samples represents males and 141(39.16%) were collected from females. Latex Agglutination Test(LAT) was applied to screen all serum samples for Toxoplasmosis while ELISA was also used to confirm the positive result obtained by LAT Using LAT, out of 360 serum samples 91 (25.2% ) were positive to Toxoplasma gondii. Percentage of positive cases was more in females (30.4 %) than it is in males (21.9 %); the percent of seropositivity increased by increasing animals age. The ELISA test showed that 15 (16.4 %) samples were positive for toxoplasmosis, the males were 7 (14.5 %)which was lower than the percentage in females 8 (18.6 %). Also the percentage of positivity increased with increasing animals age.

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