Susceptibility of common voles to experimental toxoplasmosis

Citation
K. Sedlak et al., Susceptibility of common voles to experimental toxoplasmosis, J WILDL DIS, 37(3), 2001, pp. 640-642
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health
Journal title
JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE DISEASES
ISSN journal
0090-3558 → ACNP
Volume
37
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
640 - 642
Database
ISI
SICI code
0090-3558(200107)37:3<640:SOCVTE>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
Common voles (Microtus arvalis) in groups of nine to 10 animals were inocul ated per os with a dose of 1, 10, 1 X 10(2), 1 X 10(3), and 1 X 10(4) oocys ts of the KI strain of Toxoplasma gondii. All the common voles inoculated w ith I to 1 X 10(3) oocysts remained subclinical and survived. Three of the 10 voles inoculated with I X 104 oocysts died between days 7 and 12 post in oculation (p.i.). Antibodies were demonstrated in all the infected voles ki lled on day 60 p.i. The highest antibody titres in voles detected by the dy e test (DT) and latex agglutination test (LAT) were 1,024 and 1,280, respec tively.