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Prevalence of Toxoplasma Antibodies in Wild Mammals Collected on Three Iowa Farms

Author:
McCULLOCH, W. F., FOSTER, B. G., DIESCH, S. L.
Source:
Bulletin of the Wildlife Disease Association 1967 v.3 no.1 pp. 30-31
ISSN:
0098-373X
Subject:
Toxoplasma, Vulpes vulpes, antibodies, chronic diseases, farms, feral animals, opossums, wildlife diseases, Iowa
Abstract:
The data herein reported reveal the prevalence of toxoplasma antibodies in a small number of mammals collected on three Iowa farms during October, 1964. Serologic evidence of past or persistent infection was noted in the feral house cat, gray and red fox and the opossum. Specimens found positive ranged in titer from 1:64 to 1:1024. Numbers in each category are insufficient to estimate general prevalence of infection in wild mammals in Iowa.
Agid:
5181574