Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú
versión impresa ISSN 1609-9117
HORNA M, Segundo et al. Seroprevalencia de Neospora caninum en caninos en dos distritos de la provincia de Chachapoyas. Rev. investig. vet. Perú [online]. 2003, vol.14, n.2, pp. 150-154. ISSN 1609-9117.
Neospora caninum is an parasite of dogs that causes high rates abortion and neonatal mortality in cattle throughout the world. The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of Neospora caninum in dogs from districts of Molinopampa and Leymebamba, provincia of Chachapoyas, Amazonas a total of 142 serum samples were evaluated, (63 from Molinopampa and 79 from Leymebamba) for the detection of Antibodies using the indirect inmunofluorescence test (IFAT) The 28.9 ± 7.5% of the animals were positive to cainnum. A seroprevalence of the 34.9 ± 11.8% and 24.1 ± 9.4% were found in dogs of Molinopampa and Leymebamba districts respectively. This results demonstrate the existence of high seroprevalence of dogs infected with Neospora caninum in the region.
Palabras llave : dogs; Neospora caninum; abortion; IFAT; neosporosis; tropical forest.