Serological investigation of Brucella spp. and Toxoplasma gondii in horses by using rose Bengal and toxoplasma latex tests in Dhi-Qar Province, Iraq

  • Jalil Abed Gatie Veterinary Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Iraq
  • Saleem Amin Hasso Coll. of Vet. Med. / Univ. of Baghdad


To detect the infection by Brucella spp. and Toxoplasma gondii. This study was conducted using a screening Rose Bengal and Toxoplasma latex tests on 100 blood samples collected from horses (18 male +82 female) average of age (1month-25 years) living in different areas in the districts of Dhi-Qar province in southern Iraq, where results showed a spread of Brucella spp. antibodies germs by 8% and the spread of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii antibodies 21%. This study showed the spread of infection by bacteria Brucella and Toxoplasma parasite in horses in Dhi-Qar. Province-southern Iraq.


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