Markers related to the diagnosis and to the risk of abortion in bovine neosporosis

Sonia Almería, Fernando López-Gatius

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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Bovine neosporosis has emerged as a main cause of abortion in cattle worldwide. An important question to understand the disease is why not all infected cows abort. In the present review we summarize the knowledge on markers related to the diagnosis and more importantly to the risk of abortion in the infected cow. Markers considered herein include those based on specific antibodies, antibody titers and antibody subtypes, cellular immunological markers, hormones and other proteins related to gestation. The identification of parasite molecules that are specifically identified in the aborting cows might help to understand the mechanism of parasite-associated abortion and control the disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-175
JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Cytokines
  • Hormones
  • Neospora caninum
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy associated glycoproteins
  • Serology

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