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Table 1 Seropositivity for single and mixed infections with N. caninum and T. gondii in two consecutive years

From: Neospora caninum infection as a cause of reproductive failure in a sheep flock

Year n N. caninum T. gondii N. caninum + T. gondii
Seropositivity n (%) PP1mean ± SD Seropositivity n (%) Titer2Range Seropositivity n (%) PP; Titer mean ± SD; Range
2011 265 91 (34.3)*** 70.5 ± 23.8 27 (10.2) 64-256 15 (5.7) 75.0 ± 20.5; 64-256
2012 245 43 (17.5)3 74.0 ± 32.2 21 (8.6) 64-256 6 (2.4) 44.9 ± 37.6; 64-128
  1. 1cut-off percentage of positivity (PP) for in-house ELISA = 7.0%; 2cut off titre for Mast Toxoreagent test® = 64; 3this number came from 38 seropositive ewes that remained after culling in 2011 + 5 ewes that seroconverted in 2012. ***Statistically significant at p < 0.001.