A Survey of Neospora caninum infection in sparrows (Passer domesticus) in Khuzestan Province, Iran

Archives of Razi Institute. 2015;70(4):279-281

 

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Journal Title: Archives of Razi Institute

ISSN: 0365-3439 (Print); 2008-9872 (Online)

Publisher: Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute, Karaj

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Animal culture: Veterinary medicine

Country of publisher: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Language of fulltext: English, Persian

 

AUTHORS

Bahrami, S. (Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran)
Hamidinejat, H. (Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran)
Mayahi, M. (Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran)
Ahmadi Baloutaki, M. (Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran)

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Abstract | Full Text

The present study reports the presence of N. caninum DNA by PCR in brain tissues of house sparrows. The results showed that 6 (2.8%) of brain samples were positive for N. caninum. This is the first report for detection of N. caninum in sparrows, in Khuzestan Province. The results suggest that the meat of infected sparrows can be the source for dogs' infection.