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Antibodies to Some Infections on Large Goat Farms in the Czech-Republic

LITERAK I, SKRIVANEK M, SKALKA B, CELER V
Veterinarni Medicina 40, 1995, 133-136

On five newly established large goat farms the incidence of antibodies to some chronic and latent infections (arthritis and encephalitis, Q-fever, caseous lymphadenitis and toxoplazmosis) was investigated in the first six months of the year 1994. Agar-gel immunodiffusion did not reveal any antibodies to arthritis and encephalitis of goats (CAE). Complement fixation test did not demonstrate any antibodies to Q-fever. Neither agar-gel immunodiffusion nor neutralization test confirmed any antibodies to caseous lymphadentitis. Complement fixation test (titer 1:8 and more) revealed antibodies to toxoplazmosis at 20.2% of the cases. No clinical symptoms of toxoplazmosis were observed on the investigated goat farms. It was recommended to take a preventive serological examination of goats against CAE, Q-fever and caseous lymphadenitis before they were housed on the given farms. By maintaining high zoohygienic parameters on the large goat farms it is possible to except a decrease in prevalence of antibodies to toxoplazmosis


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