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Latex Aglutination (LAT) Test for detection of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in sera of naturally infected pigs in District of Saranda, Albania

Artan Xhafa, Keti Margariti, Sonila Çoçoli, Natalia Shoshi, Ilirian Kumbe


The aim of study was to determine the of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in sera of naturally infected pigs in District of Saranda, Albania. Was collected 184 samples of pigs sera from  extensive farms at the time of slaughter in slaughterhouses. Collected blood was left to express serum and it was kept in a freezer until the time when samples were processed in the laboratory of Microbiology  of  Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Tirana, Albania. Serum samples were examined by Latex aglutination test (LAT). Out of  184 samples tested, 25 sera had anti-Toxoplasma IgG antibodies. Average prevalence was about 13.97%.

Keywords:  Toxoplasma gondii, pigs, Latex aglutination test, pig sera.

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