Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in wild carnivores from Spain

R. Sobrino, O. Cabezón, J. Millán, M. Pabón, M. C. Arnal, D. F. Luco, C. Gortázar, J. P. Dubey, S. Almeria

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Serum samples from 282 wild carnivores from different regions of Spain were tested for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii by the modified agglutination test using a cut-off value of 1:25. Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 22 of 27 (81.5%) of Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), 3 of 6 European wildcats (Felis silvestris), 66 of 102 (64.7%) red foxes (Vulpes vulpes), 15 of 32 (46.9%) wolves (Canis lupus), 26 of 37 (70.3%) Eurasian badgers (Meles meles), 17 of 20 (85.0%) stone martens (Martes foina), 4 of 4 pine martens (Martes martes), 6 of 6 Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra), 4 of 4 polecats (Mustela putorius), 1 of 1 ferret (Mustela putorius furo), 13 of 21 (61.9%) European genets (Genetta genetta), and 13 of 22 (59.1%) Egyptian mongooses (Herpestes ichneumon). Serological results indicated a widespread exposure to T. gondii among wild carnivores in Spain. The high T. gondii seroprevalence in Iberian lynx and the European wildcat reported here may be of epidemiologic significance because seropositive cats might have shed oocysts.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)187-192
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónVeterinary Parasitology
Volumen148
N.º3-4
DOI
EstadoPublished - 30 sep 2007

Huella dactilar

Lynx
Otters
Toxoplasma
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Toxoplasma gondii
Mustelidae
carnivores
seroprevalence
Spain
Ferrets
Herpestidae
Mustela putorius
Meles meles
antibodies
Antibodies
ferrets
Vulpes vulpes
Felis
Herpestes
Lutra lutra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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Sobrino, R., Cabezón, O., Millán, J., Pabón, M., Arnal, M. C., Luco, D. F., ... Almeria, S. (2007). Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in wild carnivores from Spain. Veterinary Parasitology, 148(3-4), 187-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2007.06.038
Sobrino, R. ; Cabezón, O. ; Millán, J. ; Pabón, M. ; Arnal, M. C. ; Luco, D. F. ; Gortázar, C. ; Dubey, J. P. ; Almeria, S. / Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in wild carnivores from Spain. En: Veterinary Parasitology. 2007 ; Vol. 148, N.º 3-4. pp. 187-192.
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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in wild carnivores from Spain. / Sobrino, R.; Cabezón, O.; Millán, J.; Pabón, M.; Arnal, M. C.; Luco, D. F.; Gortázar, C.; Dubey, J. P.; Almeria, S.

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Sobrino R, Cabezón O, Millán J, Pabón M, Arnal MC, Luco DF y otros. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in wild carnivores from Spain. Veterinary Parasitology. 2007 sep 30;148(3-4):187-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2007.06.038