Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú
versión impresa ISSN 1609-9117
CHANG H., Katty et al. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Female Llamas of the Central Highlands of Peru. Rev. investig. vet. Perú [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.2, pp. 306-311. ISSN 1609-9117.
The objective of the study was to determine the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in female llamas of Corpacancha, Cuyo, and Santa Ana production units of the Cooperative Pachacutec, located in the district of Marcapomacocha, Junín. Blood samples (n = 249) were collected in January and February 2003 from animals more than one year of age. The immunofluorescence test (IFAT) was used for the detection of antibodies against T. gondii. The seroprevalence was moderate (13.7 ± 4.3%, 34/249). There was a greater risk of infection for llamas over 6 years and for those at Santa Ana and Corpacancha production units.
Palabras llave : toxoplasmosis; South American camelids; prevalence; IFAT; Junin.