Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common zoonotic diseases causing abortion in sheep and goats. Two Hundred blood samples were obtained from sheep and goats slaughterhouses of Tabriz city to conduct ELISA Test in order to determine the slaughterhouses infection rate as well as the presence of IgG antibody. Serological results showed that infection with Toxoplasma Gondii was 20 percent, which 14.5% and 5.5% were related to sheep and goats, respectively. The Results indicate a significant difference between the infection rate of the sheep and goats of the region, which may suggest the vulnerability of sheep against the disease compared with goats. Based on the obtained results, females had more infection rate than males, which was 26% and 13% in ewes and rams, and 11% and 10% in goats and Billy goats, respectively. Statistically, the difference of infection rate between the sexes was significant in sheeps, but it wasn’t so significant in goats.
Keywords: Sheep, Toxoplasmosis, Tabriz
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