Neospora caninum in sheep: a herd case report.

Hässig, M; Sager, Heinz; Reitt, K; Ziegler, D; Strabel, D; Gottstein, Bruno (2003). Neospora caninum in sheep: a herd case report. Veterinary parasitology, 117(3), pp. 213-220. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vetpar.2003.07.029

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Neospora caninum was detected by means of PCR in the brain of 4 out of 20 aborted fetuses in a flock of 117 sheep exhibiting a persistent abortion problem, and N. caninum tissue cysts were furthermore found in encephalitic lesions in one of the PCR-positive fetuses. Toxoplasma gondii was detected as aborting agent in another 3 out of 20 fetuses. Antibodies to N. caninum (by indirect fluorescence antibody test (IFAT)) were found in 10.3% of 117 ewes and antibodies for T. gondii were found in 97.4% of 117 ewes. Other organisms associated with abortion were Chlamydia psittaci in three fetuses and Pasteurella multocida in one fetus. This is the first report of N. caninum associated abortion in naturally infected sheep.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology

UniBE Contributor:

Sager, Heinz and Gottstein, Bruno

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0304-4017

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bruno Gottstein

Date Deposited:

23 Jul 2018 11:26

Last Modified:

23 Jul 2018 11:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.vetpar.2003.07.029

PubMed ID:

14630429

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.118852

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/118852

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