Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry 2004 Volume 20, Issue 3-4, Pages: 97-106
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Toxoplasmosis of sheep and its role and importance in pathology of sheep production
Pavlović Ivan, Ivanović Snežana
Toxoplasmosis was one of the most spread zoonotic parasitosis caused by Toxoplasma gondii. In sheep, toxoplasmosis has global distribution which depends on the area, followed by 1-76%. In infected flocks and in infected sheep we had a fetal mortality of 35%, 60% during partus and 5% several hours after birth. Meat and milk of infected sheep present a source of infection of other hosts including humans. Data of WHO/FAO show that numerous people were infected with toxoplasma via ovine meat or milk that was not adequately prepare - treated thermally, and prevalence was high in both, developed and underveloped countries.
Keywords: toxoplasmosis, sheep, abortion, zoonosis
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