Korean J Parasitol.  2013 Oct;51(5):579-581.

Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Police Dogs in Shenyang, Northeastern China

Affiliations
  • 1Shenyang Police Dog Technical College, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110034, China.
  • 2College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110866, China. dayangna@163.com
  • 3Liaoning Center for Animal Disease Control and Prevention, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110164, China.

Abstract

In recent years, worldwide surveys of Toxoplasma gondii infection in dogs have been reported. However, only limited surveys of T. gondii infection in police dogs have been available, including China. In the present study, we report the seroprevalence of T. gondii in police dogs in Shenyang, northeastern China. Sera from 291 police dogs were examined for T. gondii antibodies with the modified agglutination test (MAT), and 30.9% animals were tested seropositive. The results of the present study indicated a relatively high prevalence of T. gondii infection in police dogs in Shenyang, China.

Keyword

Toxoplasma gondii; police dog; modified agglutination test; seroprevalence; Shenyang; China
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