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seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii in equids from southern spain.antibodies to toxoplasma gondii were determined in serum samples from 616 equids (454 horses, 80 mules and 82 donkeys) in a cross-sectional study of 420 herds in andalusia (southern spain), the region with the highest number of equids in spain. antibodies to t. gondii were found in 10.8% horses, 15.0% mules and 25.6% donkeys by using the modified agglutination test (mat) at a cut-off of 1:25. herd seroprevalence for horses, mules and donkeys was 14.7% (48/327), 23.9% (11/46) and 34.0% (16/47), r ...201222366344
seroprevalence and risk factors associated with babesia caballi and theileria equi infection in equids.a cross-sectional study was carried out on equids (horses, mules and donkeys) in andalusia, southern spain, to assess the level of exposure to equine piroplasmosis and to investigate risk factors associated with these infections. at least one animal seropositive for theileria equi and/or babesia caballi was detected in 222/380 (58.4%) herds sampled by competitive inhibition elisas. the seroprevalences for b. caballi and t. equi were 13.2% and 56.1%, respectively; there was serological evidence o ...201322784418
pedigree information reveals moderate to high levels of inbreeding and a weak population structure in the endangered catalonian donkey breed.the catalonian donkey is one of the most endangered donkey breeds in the world. at present, five main subpopulations exist: afrac, which consists of many genetically connected catalonian localities; berga, which consists of a single herd located also in catalunya but under private management; and three minor non-catalonian subpopulations (huesca, sevilla and toledo). in this study, we analysed the pedigree information of the catalonian donkey herdbook to assess the genetic diversity and populati ...200516274421
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