Author : Al-Khayat, Z.A.Y.


Serodiagnosis of toxoplasmosis in sheep and goats in Erbil city, Iraq

J.M. Kader; Z.A.Y. Al-Khayat

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2013, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 21-23
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2013.82947

Sera from (259) sheep and (88) goats from Erbil city were examined for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii by using latex, MAT, and ELISA. By using latex test, 75 (25.4%) sheep and 25 (28.4%) goats were seropositive. By testing the latex seropositive sheep serum by both MAT and ELISA the distribution of both positive and negative results were as such respectively: 63 (84%), 12 (16%), 11 (14.7%), 64 (85.3%). Using both MAT and ELISA for testing the latex seropositive goats serum, the distribution of both positive and negative results were as such respectively: 21 (84%), 4 (16%), 3 (12%), 22 (88%). There was no significant difference between the results of ELISA vs. MAT.