Samples of serum and diaphragm meat juice, obtained from wild boars, were tested for the detection of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies by means of an Indirect Immunofluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT). The results were compared to evaluate the concordance between the two matrixes. 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). This preliminary data shows that diaphragm meat juice could be an alternative to serum when using IFAT for T. gondii monitoring purposes in wild boars.

COMPARAZIONE DI SIERO E SUCCO CARNEO PER LA RILEVAZIONE DIANTICORPI ANTI-TOXOPLASMA GONDII IN CINGHIALI CACCIATI (SUSSCROFA)

RANUCCI, David;VERONESI, FABRIZIA;BRANCIARI, Raffaella;MIRAGLIA, DINO;PIERGILI FIORETTI, Daniela
2011-01-01

Abstract

Samples of serum and diaphragm meat juice, obtained from wild boars, were tested for the detection of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies by means of an Indirect Immunofluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT). The results were compared to evaluate the concordance between the two matrixes. 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). This preliminary data shows 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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