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a coprological survey of parasites of wild neotropical felidae.in conjunction with an ecological study of jaguars in the cockscomb basin of belize, central america, fecal samples from jaguars (panthera onca), jaguarundis (felis yagouaroundi), ocelots (felix pardalis), and pumas (felix concolor) were examined for parasite products (eggs, larvae, and oocysts). of the 45 samples examined, 39 (86.7%) were positive for parasite products, 23 of 25 (92%) jaguar samples were positive, as were all of the puma (4/4) and ocelot (8/8) samples. four of 6 samples from un ...19863783346
seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii in captive neotropical felids from brazil.seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii was determined in 865 captive neotropical felids from 20 states from brazil, sampled from september 1995 to april 1997. sera were tested by the modified agglutination test (mat) using formalin-fixed whole tachyzoites and mercaptoethanol. antibodies (mat> or =1:20) to t. gondii were found in 472 of 865 (54.6%) cats: in 45 of 99 (45.9%) jaguarundis (herpailurus yagouaroundi), in 97 of 168 (57.7%) ocelots (leopardus pardalis), in 68 of 131 (51.9%) oncillas (l. ti ...200111777601
seroprevalences of antibodies to neospora caninum and toxoplasma gondii in zoo animals.neospora caninum is an apicomplexan parasite that causes neuromuscular disease in dogs and abortions in cattle. little is known about the prevalence of antibodies to this parasite in zoo animals. sera from 556 animals, from 13 czech and slovak zoos were tested for antibodies to n. caninum and toxoplasma gondii by indirect fluorescent antibody test. antibodies to n. caninum were found in 31 of 556 zoo animals (5.6%), representing 18 of 114 species tested: eurasian wolf (canis lupus lupus), maned ...200616387445
risk factors associated with sero-positivity to toxoplasma gondii in captive neotropical felids from brazil.from september 1995 to february 2001, blood samples were collected from 865 neotropical felids belonging to 8 different species. these animals were housed in 86 institutions located in 78 cities of 20 brazilian states. our goal was to identify the risk factors associated with sero-positivity to toxoplasma gondii in captive neotropical felids from brazil. all serum samples were tested by the modified agglutination test (mat), using formalin-fixed whole tachyzoites and mercaptoethanol. for each an ...200717140683
parasites of free-ranging small canids and felids in the bolivian chaco.parasite surveys of free-ranging wildlife provide important information for monitoring population health. between march 2001 and march 2003, we sampled 10 ocelots (leopardus pardalis), eight geoffroy's cats (oncifelis geoffroyi), a jaguarundi (herpailurus yaguarondi), five pampas foxes (pseudalopex gymnocercus), and three crab-eating foxes (cerdocyon thous) at three sites in the bolivian chaco. the objective of the study was to survey the parasite fauna of these carnivores and compare prevalence ...200617312790
serological survey of toxoplasma gondii in captive neotropical felids from southern brazil.toxoplasma gondii is the causative intracellular protozoan of toxoplasmosis in human being and animals. members of the felidae family are considered the single definitive host for the infection; both wild and domestic cats are able to excrete oocysts in the environment. wild cats maintained in captivity may serve as source of infection for other clinically susceptible animals in the same environment. the aim of this study was to determine the frequency of t. gondii igg antibodies in 57 neotropic ...201020472340
isolation and genetic characterisation of toxoplasma gondii from a red-handed howler monkey (alouatta belzebul), a jaguarundi (puma yagouaroundi), and a black-eared opossum (didelphis aurita) from brazil.toxoplasma gondii isolates are highly diverse in domestic animals from brazil. however, little is known about the genetics of this parasite from wild mammals in the same region. reveal genetic similarity or difference of t. gondii among different animal populations is necessary for us to understand transmission of this parasite. here we reported isolation and genetic characterisation of three t. gondii isolates from wild animals in brazil. the parasite was isolated by bioassay in mice from tissu ...201021055880
seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii infection in captive mammals in three zoos in mexico city, mexico.antibodies to toxoplasma gondii were determined in 167 mammals in three zoos in mexico city, mexico, using the modified agglutination test (mat). overall, antibodies to t. gondii were found in 89 (53.3%) of the 167 animals tested. antibodies were found in 35 of 43 wild felidae: 2 of 2 bobcats (lynx rufus); 4 of 4 cougars (puma concolor); 10 of 13 jaguars (panthera onca); 5 of 5 leopards (panthera pardus); 7 of 7 lions (panthera leo); 2 of 3 tigers (panthera tigris); 2 of 3 ocelots (leopardus par ...201324063119
toxoplasma gondii in free-ranging wild small felids from brazil: molecular detection and genotypic characterization.brazil harbors the largest number of wild neotropical felid species, with ten of the twelve species recorded in the american continent. although these animals are considered to be definitive hosts for toxoplasma gondii, there are few descriptions of the parasite in these species. here, we performed a molecular detection of t. gondii by amplification of the marker its-1 from tissue samples obtained from 90 free-ranging wild small neotropical felids from rio grande do sul - brazil. of the sampled ...201323932730
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