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Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in farm-reared ostriches (Struthio camelus) in China

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, October 2017
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Title
Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in farm-reared ostriches (Struthio camelus) in China
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, October 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12917-017-1221-2
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Authors

Yongjie Feng, Yaoyao Lu, Yinghua Wang, Longxian Zhang, Yurong Yang

Abstract

The parasites Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) and Neospora caninum (N. caninum) are globally distributed; they infect warm-blooded animals, including many avian species. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of these parasites in ostriches from central China. In total, 402 ostrich (Struthio camelus) samples (293 hearts, 77 brains, and 32 serum) from slaughterhouses of the Henan Province and Hebei Province were collected. The heart juice (n = 283) and serum samples (n = 32) were tested for antibodies to T. gondii using the modified agglutination test (MAT). Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, and the polymerase chain reaction were used to examine the cysts and DNA of T. gondii and N. caninum parasites, respectively. Antibodies to T. gondii were detected in 6.4% (20/315) (cut-off, 25). No cysts or DNA of T. gondii or N. caninum were observed in any of the 293 hearts and 77 brains. The results showed a low prevalence of T. gondii antibody in ostriches, compared to that in the other animals. N. caninum occurs at low to negligible frequencies in ostriches from China. This is the first report on screening ostriches in China for T. gondii antibodies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 29%
Professor 2 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 14%
Other 1 7%
Researcher 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 14%
Linguistics 1 7%
Social Sciences 1 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 6 43%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2018.
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#7,802,619
of 13,533,246 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#700
of 1,995 outputs
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#135,862
of 275,769 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#16
of 47 outputs
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