Seroimmunological study of Toxoplasmosis in Sheep in Babylon Province

M Al-Hasnawy
2012 Journal of Vet.Med.Sci   unpublished
The study was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis in sheep in Babylon province by use of two methods (latex agglutination test (LAT) and Enzyme linked immunsorbant assay (ELISA)). The results of Latex agglutination were appeared infection rate of 13.77% (31 out of 225 animals), the higher seropositivity was in urban region 19.4% while in rural region it was 11.39%, and depending on sex of animal thus higher rate in males were 16.51% compared with females 11.2%, so the
more » ... sults were referred to higher rate in young ages (less than one year) were 22.41%, and higher titer for latex agglutination test was 64 with rate 35.48%.With respect ELISA test where the results referred to that out of 31 positive samples for LAT, nine samples were positive for IgG 29.03%.