Cabaj Wladyslaw (1), Choromanski Leszek (2), Rodgers Sandy (3),
Moskwa Bozena (1), Malczewski Andrzej (1) -
Neospora caninum infections in aborting dairy cows in Poland.
(1) W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00-818
Warszawa, Poland; (2) Bayer Corporation, Agriculture Division, Merriam, Kansas 66202, USA;
(3) IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., One IDEXX Drive, Westbrook, Maine 04092, USA
Antibodies to the coccidian Neospora caninum were measured in serum samples derived
from dairy cows in Poland that had aborted in 1998-2000, using an ELISA. Antibodies to N.
caninum were found in 7 of 45 (15.6%) cows. The presence of specific antibodies in 15.6% of
the tested animals indicates that the aborted cows were exposed to N. caninum and
neosporosis should be considered in differential diagnosis of bovine abortion in Poland.
KEY WORDS: Neospora caninum, cattle, ELISA, Poland
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