Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 315–316 | Cite as

Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in racehorses in Ankara, Turkey

Research Note

Abstract

To assess seroprevalence of Neospora spp. in asymptomatic horses in Ankara, Turkey, 19 mares and 56 stallions older than 2 years of age were examined using ELISA; 9.3% of the horses were seropositive. Seroprevalence of N. caninum in mares was twice of that in stallions (15.8 vs 7.1%) and all appeared to be asymptomatic.

Keywords

Neospora caninum racehorse seroprevalence Turkey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical ParasitologyGülhane Military Medical AcademyAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineMehmet Akif Ersoy UniversityBurdurTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAtatürk UniversityErzurumTurkey

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