Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in finishing pigs in a large-scale farm inthe Czech Republic

Citation
E. Vostalova et al., Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in finishing pigs in a large-scale farm inthe Czech Republic, ACT VET B, 69(3), 2000, pp. 209-212
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health
Journal title
ACTA VETERINARIA BRNO
ISSN journal
0001-7213 → ACNP
Volume
69
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
209 - 212
Database
ISI
SICI code
0001-7213(200009)69:3<209:POTGIF>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
In January, April and November 1999, slaughter pigs from a large-scale farm in South Bohemia, Czech Republic, were tested for Toxoplasma gondii antibo dies and assayed for T. gondii. The complement fixation test (CFT) revealed antibodies in 4 of 787 pigs (0.5%). The Sabin-Feldman test (SFT) of 259 sl aughter pigs revealed antibodies in 1 pig (0.4%). In the two tests, titres 8 and 4 respectively were considered positive. An isolation biological assa y on laboratory mice was used to rest tissue specimens from the brain and d iaphragm muscles of 97 randomly selected pigs from the April and November t ests. The results of the isolation tests were negative. The results showed that between 1981-1990 and 1999, no significant toxoplasmosis seroprevalenc e changes occurred on this modem large-scale pig farm characterized by a hi gh standard of zoohygiene and veterinary supervision.