Detection of Neospora caninum IgG Antibodies in Goats in Elazig, Erzurum and Kirsehir Provinces of Turkey


Utuk A. E. , Simsek S., Piskin F. C. , BALKAYA İ. S.

ISRAEL JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, vol.66, no.4, pp.157-160, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : ISRAEL JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-160

Abstract

The aim of this study was to detect Neospora caninum IgG antibodies in Saanen and Hair goats from Elazig, Erzurum and Kirsehir provinces of Turkey. For this, a total of 128 sera obtained from goats were tested using a commercially available competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (c-ELISA) kit. Overall prevalence of anti-N.caninum antibodies was 10.2% (13/128); and mean prevalence in Hair and Saanen goats were 13.8% (12/87) and 2.4% (1/41) respectively:This is the first serological study on caprine neosporosis in the above mentioned provinces of Turkey.