Iranian Journal of Parasitology, ( ISI ), Volume (6), No (2), Year (2011-1) , Pages (64-68)

Title : ( Seroprevalence of Neospora spp. in Horses in North East of Iran )

Authors: MH Hosseini , M Moraveji , Y Tahamtan , A Rahimian , Gholam Reza Mohammadi , MM Namavari ,

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Background: Neospora caninum, an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite, is recognized as a major cause of abortion in cattle, while limited information is presently available on the seroprevalence of Neospora antibodies in horses’ worldwide .The aim of the present study was to determine serologic prevalence of Neospora infection in horses in Iran. Methods: Sera from 150 horses from Mashhad suburb in Razavi Khorasan Province, northeast Iran were examined for antibodies to Neospora spp. using Neospora modified direct agglutination test (N-MAT). Results: Antibodies to this parasite were detected in 45 (30%) of the examined serum samples. Thirty four percent of the samples had titer of 1:40 while then reduced to 30% when 1:80 serum dilution was applied as significant cut off titer. Conclusion: This study is the first investigation carried out on the Neospora in horses in Iran and indicates that horses in Iran are exposed to this parasite.

Keywords

, Neospora spp., Horse, Seroprevalence, N-MAT,
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author = {MH Hosseini and M Moraveji and Y Tahamtan and A Rahimian and Mohammadi, Gholam Reza and MM Namavari},
title = {Seroprevalence of Neospora spp. in Horses in North East of Iran},
journal = {Iranian Journal of Parasitology},
year = {2011},
volume = {6},
number = {2},
month = {January},
issn = {1735-7020},
pages = {64--68},
numpages = {4},
keywords = {Neospora spp.; Horse; Seroprevalence; N-MAT; Iran},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T Seroprevalence of Neospora spp. in Horses in North East of Iran
%A MH Hosseini
%A M Moraveji
%A Y Tahamtan
%A A Rahimian
%A Mohammadi, Gholam Reza
%A MM Namavari
%J Iranian Journal of Parasitology
%@ 1735-7020
%D 2011

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