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Evidence of Toxoplasma gondii exposure among horses in Korea.

Lee SH, Lee SE, Seo MG, Goo YK, Cho KH, Cho GJ, Kwon OD, Kwak D, Lee WJ - J. Vet. Med. Sci. (2014)

Bottom Line: The result was analyzed by age, gender, breed and region.Significant differences were observed according to breed and region (P<0.05).The study results reveal that T. gondii occurs nationwide in Korean horses.

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Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, Korea.

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The present study investigated the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) antibodies by ELISA in horses reared in Korea. Serum samples were collected from 2009 through 2013 from 816 horses reared in Korea. Analysis was performed using a commercial toxoplasmosis ELISA kit to detect anti-T. gondii antibodies. Overall, 24 out of 816 horses (2.9%) were seropositive for T. gondii. The result was analyzed by age, gender, breed and region. Significant differences were observed according to breed and region (P<0.05). This is the first nationwide serological investigation of T. gondii in horses reared in Korea. The study results reveal that T. gondii occurs nationwide in Korean horses.

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Regional map of the Republic of Korea showing the four study regions in which horseserum samples were collected for detection of the presence of anti-Toxoplasmagondii antibodies: northern (Seoul, Gyeonggi-do [a] and Gangwon-do [b]),central (Chungcheongnam-do [c], Chungcheongbuk-do [d], Gyeongsangbuk-do [e] andJeollabuk-do [f]), southern (Jeollanam-do [g] and Gyeongsangnam-do [h]) and Jeju-do.
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fig_001: Regional map of the Republic of Korea showing the four study regions in which horseserum samples were collected for detection of the presence of anti-Toxoplasmagondii antibodies: northern (Seoul, Gyeonggi-do [a] and Gangwon-do [b]),central (Chungcheongnam-do [c], Chungcheongbuk-do [d], Gyeongsangbuk-do [e] andJeollabuk-do [f]), southern (Jeollanam-do [g] and Gyeongsangnam-do [h]) and Jeju-do.

Mentions: Blood samples were collected from 2009 through 2013 from the jugular vein of 816 horsesreared in Korea. The use of experimental animals was approved by the Kyungpook NationalUniversity Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (Approval #KNU-200900501). The breedsof horses included the Thoroughbred (69.5%, 567/816), Korean native pony (13.4%, 109/816),warmblood (7.5%, 61/816) and mixed breed (9.7%, 79/816). The study area included all parts ofthe country and horse farms in each province and was divided into four regions (northern,central, southern and Jeju-do) (Fig. 1Fig. 1.


Evidence of Toxoplasma gondii exposure among horses in Korea.

Lee SH, Lee SE, Seo MG, Goo YK, Cho KH, Cho GJ, Kwon OD, Kwak D, Lee WJ - J. Vet. Med. Sci. (2014)

Regional map of the Republic of Korea showing the four study regions in which horseserum samples were collected for detection of the presence of anti-Toxoplasmagondii antibodies: northern (Seoul, Gyeonggi-do [a] and Gangwon-do [b]),central (Chungcheongnam-do [c], Chungcheongbuk-do [d], Gyeongsangbuk-do [e] andJeollabuk-do [f]), southern (Jeollanam-do [g] and Gyeongsangnam-do [h]) and Jeju-do.
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fig_001: Regional map of the Republic of Korea showing the four study regions in which horseserum samples were collected for detection of the presence of anti-Toxoplasmagondii antibodies: northern (Seoul, Gyeonggi-do [a] and Gangwon-do [b]),central (Chungcheongnam-do [c], Chungcheongbuk-do [d], Gyeongsangbuk-do [e] andJeollabuk-do [f]), southern (Jeollanam-do [g] and Gyeongsangnam-do [h]) and Jeju-do.
Mentions: Blood samples were collected from 2009 through 2013 from the jugular vein of 816 horsesreared in Korea. The use of experimental animals was approved by the Kyungpook NationalUniversity Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (Approval #KNU-200900501). The breedsof horses included the Thoroughbred (69.5%, 567/816), Korean native pony (13.4%, 109/816),warmblood (7.5%, 61/816) and mixed breed (9.7%, 79/816). The study area included all parts ofthe country and horse farms in each province and was divided into four regions (northern,central, southern and Jeju-do) (Fig. 1Fig. 1.

Bottom Line: The result was analyzed by age, gender, breed and region.Significant differences were observed according to breed and region (P&lt;0.05).The study results reveal that T. gondii occurs nationwide in Korean horses.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, Korea.

ABSTRACT
The present study investigated the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) antibodies by ELISA in horses reared in Korea. Serum samples were collected from 2009 through 2013 from 816 horses reared in Korea. Analysis was performed using a commercial toxoplasmosis ELISA kit to detect anti-T. gondii antibodies. Overall, 24 out of 816 horses (2.9%) were seropositive for T. gondii. The result was analyzed by age, gender, breed and region. Significant differences were observed according to breed and region (P<0.05). This is the first nationwide serological investigation of T. gondii in horses reared in Korea. The study results reveal that T. gondii occurs nationwide in Korean horses.

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Related in: MedlinePlus