Evidence suggesting a point source exposure in an outbreak of bovine abortion due to neosporosis

Milton M. McAllister, E. M. Huffman, Sharon K. Hietala, Patricia A Conrad, Mark L Anderson, Mo D. Salman

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Abstract

A Holstein dairy farm suffered an abortion outbreak due to neosporosis. Abortion losses were >18%. Cows with the highest Neospora antibody titers were at the greatest risk of aborting. Mummified fetuses were found after the 43rd day of the outbreak. The epidemic curve was suggestive of a point source exposure, which is consistent with the hypothesis that Neospora can be spread by a definitive host.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1996

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Evidence suggesting a point source exposure in an outbreak of bovine abortion due to neosporosis. / McAllister, Milton M.; Huffman, E. M.; Hietala, Sharon K.; Conrad, Patricia A; Anderson, Mark L; Salman, Mo D.

In: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, Vol. 8, No. 3, 07.1996, p. 355-357.

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