Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Toxoplasma gondi infection in free-range chicken: mini-review and seroprevalence study in Oyo State, Nigeria
Authors: Ayinmode, A. B.
Dubey, J. P.
Keywords: Toxoplasma gondii
Free-range chicken
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Abstract: Free-range chickens are sentinels for the presence of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in the environment because they feed from ground. T. gondii infected chickens are also an important source of infection for cats that shed environmentally resistant oocysts after eating infected chicken tissues. We surveyed 50 free-range chickens from Oyo State, Nigeria for the presence of T. gondii antibodies using the modified agglutination test (MAT). All chickens tested seropositive with MAT titers of 1:5 in 8 chickens, 1: 1:25 in 9 chickens, 1:100 in 19 chickens, and 1:500 in 14 chickens. Thus, even at a very conservative cut-off titer of 1:100, antibodies were found in 33 of 50 chickens, indicating a high prevalence of T. gondii in chickens.
ISSN: 1119-5096
Appears in Collections:scholarly works

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Toxoplasma gondii Infection.pdf539.34 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in UISpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.