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Keywords:

  • Anser domestica;
  • China;
  • geese;
  • Guangdong Province;
  • modified agglutination test;
  • prevalence;
  • Toxoplasma gondii;
  • toxoplasmosis

Summary

In the present study, the antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in 191 farm-bred and 83 house-bred geese (Anser domestica) were assessed for the prevalence of T. gondii infection in southern China with the modified agglutination test. Antibodies to T. gondii (MAT ≥ 1 : 5) were found in 27 (14.14%) of farm-bred geese and 14 (16.87%) of house-bred geese. Geese infected with T. gondii may be a source of T. gondii infection for humans and cats.