Academic
Publications
Shedding of Neospora caninum oocysts by dogs fed different tissues from naturally infected cattle

Shedding of Neospora caninum oocysts by dogs fed different tissues from naturally infected cattle,10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.02.026,Veterinary Parasitology

Shedding of Neospora caninum oocysts by dogs fed different tissues from naturally infected cattle  
BibTex | RIS | RefWorks Download
Neospora caninum is one of the most important causes of abortion in dairy cattle worldwide. The distribution of N. caninum in tissues of adult cattle is unknown and the parasite has not been demonstrated histologically in tissues of cows. In the present study the distribution of N. caninum in different tissues of adult cattle was evaluated by bioassays in dogs. Seventeen dogs (2–3 month-old) were fed different tissues of 4 naturally exposed adult cattle (indirect fluorescent antibody test N. caninum titer ≥400): 5 were fed with masseter; 5 with heart, 3 with liver, 4 with brain, and 3 pups were used as non-infected control. Two dogs fed masseter, 2 fed heart, 1 fed liver, and 3 fed brain shed oocysts, and all dogs presented no seroconvertion to N. caninum during the observation period of 4 weeks. The oocysts were confirmed as N. caninum based on the detection of N. caninum-specific DNA by PCR and sequencing. The results indicate that dogs can be infected by N. caninum with different tissues of infected cattle.
Journal: Veterinary Parasitology - VET PARASITOL , vol. 179, no. 1, pp. 220-223, 2011
Cumulative Annual
View Publication
The following links allow you to view full publications. These links are maintained by other sources not affiliated with Microsoft Academic Search.