Authors: MURAT SEVGİLİ, MEHTAP GÜL ALTAŞ, OKTAY KESKİN
Abstract: Blood samples were collected from 305 cows in the province of Şanlıurfa for determining the seroprevalence of Neospora caninum. Serum samples were analyzed for antibodies against N. caninum antigen using a commercially competitive inhibition (CI) ELISA. Antibodies to N. caninum were found in 23 of the 305 (7.5%) cow sera based on ELISA test results. With regard to seropositivity, no significant difference was observed among the origin, animal breed, and age (P > 0.05).
Keywords: Neospora caninum, cattle, ELISA
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