First report of Neospora caninum abortion in a beef cow-calf herd from Andorra, Europe

Ramon Armengol, Marcela Pabón, Carles Adelantado, Fernando López-Gatius, Sonia Almería

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Abstract

Neospora caninum-associated abortion was diagnosed in a 7-mo gestational age beef cow fetus from Andorra. The fetus had a multifocal necrotizing encephalitis and nonpurulent multifocal myocarditis. The diagnosis was confirmed by demonstration of N. caninum DNA by polymerase chain reaction and tachyzoites by specific staining with N. caninum polyclonal antibodies in the fetal brain. The dam of the aborted fetus had serum N. caninum antibodies at the time of abortion but not 2 mo before abortion took place. This is the first report of N. caninum abortion in Andorra and the first confirmed N. caninum abortion in an acutely infected cow. © American Society of Parasitologists 2006.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1361-1362
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume92
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

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