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1 October 1994 Antibody Prevalence of Toxoplasmosis in Arabian Gazelles and Oryx in Saudi Arabia
Osama B. Mohammed, Hussein S. Hussein
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We determined the antibody prevalence of toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii infections) in antelopes in Saudi Arabia. Serum samples from 324 Gazella subgutturosa marica, 202 Gazella gazella, 70 Gazella dorcas, and 12 Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) were tested by the indirect hemagglutination test. Antibodies to T. gondii were detected in 13(4.0%) G. subgutturosa marica, 12(5.9%) G. gazella, 3(4.3%) G. dorcas, and in none of the Arabian oryx sampled. More adult gazelles were seropositive than juveniles; males and females were similar. The highest reciprocal antibody titer recorded (262,144) was in a G. subgutturosa marica serum.

Mohammed and Hussein: Antibody Prevalence of Toxoplasmosis in Arabian Gazelles and Oryx in Saudi Arabia
Osama B. Mohammed and Hussein S. Hussein "Antibody Prevalence of Toxoplasmosis in Arabian Gazelles and Oryx in Saudi Arabia," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 30(4), 560-562, (1 October 1994). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-30.4.560
Received: 15 December 1993; Published: 1 October 1994
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Arabian gazelles
Arabian oryx
Gazella dorcas
Gazella gazella
Gazella subgutturosa marica
Oryx leucoryx
Toxoplasma gondii
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