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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorJordan, C. N.
dc.contributor.authorKaur, T.
dc.contributor.authorKoenen, K.
dc.contributor.authorDeStefano, S.
dc.contributor.authorZajac, A. M.
dc.contributor.authorLindsay, D. S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-20T14:13:19Z
dc.date.available2014-06-20T14:13:19Z
dc.date.issued2005-10
dc.identifier.citationCarly N. Jordan, Taranjit Kaur, Kiana Koenen, Stephen DeStefano, Anne M. Zajac, and David S. Lindsay (2005). "Prevalence of Agglutinating Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona in Beavers (Castor canadensis) From Massachusetts," Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 91, No. 5, pp. 1228-1229. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/GE-543R.1
dc.identifier.issn0022-3395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49067
dc.description.abstractThe present study examined the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona in a population of beavers (Castor canadensis) from Massachusetts. Sixty-two blood samples were collected during the field seasons over 3 consecutive years from different animals. Blood was collected onto filter paper and shipped to the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, for parasite testing. The samples were tested at dilutions of 1:25. 1:50, and]:100 against each parasite antigen by modified agglutination tests to determine whether antibodies to either parasite were present in the blood. Six of 62 samples (10%) were positive for T. gondii, with 2 samples having titers of 1:25 and 4 having titers of 1:50. Four of 62 samples (6%) were positive for S. neurona, with 2 samples having titers of 1:25 and 2 having titers of 1:50.
dc.description.sponsorshipNOAA/NMFS (contract EA133F-02-SE-0155)
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Parasitology
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectopossums didelphis-virginiana
dc.subjectspecies sporocysts
dc.subjectprocyon-lotor
dc.subjectimmunoassay
dc.subjectsurvival
dc.subjectraccoons
dc.subjectoocysts
dc.subjectkansas
dc.subjectparasitology
dc.titlePrevalence of agglutinating antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona in beavers (Castor canadensis) from Massachusetts
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1645/GE-543R.1
dc.date.accessed2014-06-16
dc.title.serialJournal of Parasitology
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1645/ge-543r.1
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