Prevalence and correlates of antibodies to Neospora caninum in dogs in Portugal
- Autores: Brancal H, Campino L, Cardoso L, Cortes H, Lopes AP, Maia C, Pimenta P
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Parasite
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4073620/
Neosporosis, caused by Neospora caninum, is an important cause of abortion in cattle and of neurological disease in dogs. This study investigated the prevalence and correlates of antibodies to N. caninum in 441 dogs from the five regions of mainland Portugal. A commercial competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA) was used and specific antibodies were detected in 35 (7.9%) dogs.