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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2018, Vol. 5 Issue 6, Part A

Seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii infection in cows and goats of district Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Author(s):

Muhammad Taimur Khan, Jalal Ud Din, Sajid Ali, Abid kamal, Arab Hussain, Ahmad Yar, Hira Bibi, Hasnainjan and Shah Faisal

Abstract:
Toxoplasma gondii is a globally distributed protozoan parasite. This study was performed to find out the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Cows and Goats in District Charsadda. A total of 288 samples 139 from Cows and 149 from Goats were xi collected and examined by latex agglutination test. Out of 139 cow 77(55.39%) were detected seropositive for Toxoplasmosis and out of 149 Goats 62(41.61%) were found seropositive. In Cow, a high seroprevalence rate of (80.00%) was obtained in age group of above 03 to 4 years while in Goats; the highest seroprevalence rate of (57.14%) was detected in age groupTwo to three year. In Cow the seroprevalence rate was higher in female (61.95% as compared to male (42.55%) In Goats the seroprevalence rate was higher in female (47.31%) as compared to male (32.14%). The present study shows that the prevalence in Cow and Goats is higher in District Charsadda, which is a risk factor for human infection. Therefore, proper control measure should be taken to avoid infection of Toxoplasmosis.

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How to cite this article:
Muhammad Taimur Khan, Jalal Ud Din, Sajid Ali, Abid kamal, Arab Hussain, Ahmad Yar, Hira Bibi, Hasnainjan and Shah Faisal. Seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii infection in cows and goats of district Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2018;5(6):18-22.
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