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Table 1 Outcome of bioassays of blood from 22 seropositive pigs sampled at Belgrade abattoirs

From: Toxoplasma gondii infection in slaughter pigs in Serbia: seroprevalence and demonstration of parasites in blood

Number MAT titre (pig sera) Mice with cysts/mice examined (n) Seropositive mice/mice examined (n) (MAT titre) Real-time PCR (mouse brain)
Market-weight     
1 1:1600 0/1a 0/1a ND
2 1:200 1/4 0/4 +
3 1:400 2/3a 0/3a +
4 1:400 3/4 0/4 +
5 1:12800 0/4 1/4 (1:100) -
6 1:800 1/4 0/4 -
7 1:1600 0/3a 0/3a +
8 1:3200 0/4 1/4 (1:50) -
9 1:400 0/4 1/4 (1:25) +
10 1:800 1/4 1b/4 (1:25) +
11 1:50 1/4 1/4 (1:50) +
12 1:400 1/4 0/4 +
13 1:50 0/4 0/4 -
14 1:50 0/4 0/4 -
15 1:200 0/4 0/4 -
16 1:400 1/4 0/4 +
17 1:200 0/4 0/4 -
Sows     
18 1:400 0/4 0/4 ND
19 1:100 1/4 0/4 +
20 1:1600 2/4 0/4 +
21 1:200 3/4 1b/4 (1:25) +
22 1:800 1/4 1b/4 (1:25) -
  1. a mice (a total of 5) died before time of sacrifice (Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae isolated from peritoneal exudates of succumbed mice from bioassay no. 1)
  2. b seropositive mouse had T. gondii tissue cysts; ND, assay not done.