Samples of serum and diaphragm meat juice obtained from wild boars were tested for anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies by means of an indirect immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT). The results were compared to evaluate the concordance between the two matrices. A total of 160 blood and muscle juice samples were tested. Antibodies against T. gondii were detected in 28 (17.5 %) blood samples and in 22 meat juice samples (13.75 %). The results showed an “almost perfect” concordance between serum and meat juice analyses (K value = 0.86). These preliminary data show that diaphragm meat juice could be an alternative to serum when using IFAT for T. gondii monitoring purposes in wild boars.

Comparison of Serum and Meat Juice for Detection of Anti-Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Hunted Wild Boars (Sus scrofa)

RANUCCI, David;VERONESI, FABRIZIA;DI MATTEO, IRENE;BRANCIARI, Raffaella;MIRAGLIA, DINO;PIERGILI FIORETTI, Daniela
2013-01-01

Abstract

Samples of serum and diaphragm meat juice obtained from wild boars were tested for anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies by means of an indirect immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT). The results were compared to evaluate the concordance between the two matrices. A total of 160 blood and muscle juice samples were tested. Antibodies against T. gondii were detected in 28 (17.5 %) blood samples and in 22 meat juice samples (13.75 %). The results showed an “almost perfect” concordance between serum and meat juice analyses (K value = 0.86). These preliminary data show that diaphragm meat juice could be an alternative to serum when using IFAT for T. gondii monitoring purposes in wild boars.
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