Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Danish farmed mink (Mustela vison S.)

P Henriksen, H. H. Dietz, Åse Uttenthal, M. Hansen

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    Abstract

    One hundred and ninety-five mink sera randomly selected from 17 Danish mink farms were evaluated for the presence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in the latex agglutination test. Six (3%) sera contained T. gondii antibodies in titres of 1:64 or more. The estimated 3% prevalence means that 300 000 mink out of a total mink population of ten million might be infected with Toxoplasma gondii. This large number of possible sero-positive mink in Denmark indicates that there exists a potential risk of acquiring toxoplasmosis by pelting mink.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalVeterinary Parasitology
    Volume53
    Pages (from-to)1-5
    ISSN0304-4017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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