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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.7589/0090-3558-42.1.179

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Wildl Dis

Publication Date

01/2006

Volume

42

Pages

179 - 181

Keywords

Animals, Animals, Wild, Antibodies, Protozoan, England, Latex Fixation Tests, Mustelidae, Seroepidemiologic Studies, Toxoplasma, Toxoplasmosis, Animal