Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in Eurasian badgers.
Anwar A., Knaggs J., Service KM., McLaren GW., Riordan P., Newman C., Delahay RJ., Cheesman C., Macdonald DW.
Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii were detected in samples collected from 90 live-trapped adult Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) sampled at three sites (two agricultural and one woodland) in southern England. Serum was tested using a qualitative latex agglutination test procedure and 63 of 90 (70%) badgers tested positive for T. gondii antibodies. Antibody prevalence varied between the sites; 67% and 77% of badgers from agricultural sites and 39% from a nonagricultural site tested positive.