Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 11

Prevalence of Toxoplasmosis in Different Animals Species in Distract Rawalpindi, Punjab

Rida Tabbasum1, Asfa Sakhawat1, Adnan Yousaf2*, Inayatullah Sarki3, Sindhu Baloch3, Rehana Shahnawaz3, Faiza Habib4, Samia Shaheen4, Muhammad Ramazan1, Abdullah Dostain1, Allah Bachaya1, Shah Jahan Musakhail1, Khalil-ur-Rahman1, Asghar Subhani5, Rabia Khalil2 and Adeela Sharif2

1Faculty of veterinary Science, University of Veterinary and Animal Science, Lahore, Pakistan
2Salman Poultry (Pvt) Limited, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
3Faculty of Animals Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
4Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Baluchistan, Pakistan
5Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Adnan Yousaf, Salman Poultry (Pvt) Limited, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Received: September 16, 2021; Published: October 13, 2021



Toxoplasma gondii causes toxoplasmosis, a zoonotic disease. Animal toxoplasmosis is a global public health and economic concern. From January to March 2021, the current study looked at disease in cattle, sheep, and goats in Rawalpindi. The Latex Agglutination Test was used to screen 250 serum samples for antibodies to T. gondii. A total of 19.2% of the population was affected by the disaster. Between the two fields of study (Taxila and Chakri) Goats were found to have a substantially higher prevalence rate (34.82%) than sheep (20.83%) than cattle (10.91%). Gender and age groups had a major impact on the prevalence rate. In this study, breed variation had no effect on toxoplasmosis sero-prevalence. Goats had more antibody titration than sheep and cattle, females had higher antibody titration than males, and older animals had higher antibody titration than younger animals, all without statistically significant differences (P > 0.05). In this study, T. gondii infection was found in 10.84% of newly born animals (ages 1-6 months), 39.6% (ages 7-15 months), 29.2%, (ages 2-5 years), and 14.3% (age 6-12 years). This is the first report on animal toxoplasmosis sero-prevalence in Rawalpindi that we are aware of. The state's public health will benefit from extension and instruction on how to properly cook meat and milk.

Keywords: Toxoplasmosis; Prevalence; LAT; Rawalpindi



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Citation: Adnan Yousaf., et al. “Prevalence of Toxoplasmosis in Different Animals Species in Distract Rawalpindi, Punjab". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 3.11 (2021): 21-24.


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