Prevalence of antibodies to Encephalitozoon cuniculi (microsporidia) in angora goats-a potential risk of infection for breeders.
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Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, P. J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovak Republic
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
University of Veterinary Medicine, Košice, Slovak Republic
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Lýdia Cisláková   

Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, P. J. Šafarik University, Šrobárova 2, 04180 Košice, Slovak Republic
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2001;8(2):289-291
The presence of antibodies against Encephalitozoon cuniculi in Angora goats was detected by the method of indirect immunofluorescence (IFAT). The animals reacting at the titre 1: 64 and more were considered positive. Of the total number of 48 sera examined, 4 were positive at the titre 1: 32 and 2 were positive at the titre 1: 64. The occurrence of antibodies against E. cuniculi indicates that one of the causes of disorders in the reproductive cycle in Angora goats may be microsporidia Encephalitozoon cuniculi, and that these animals may be potential sources of infection for people.
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