Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2003;43(2):283-288.
Seroprevalence of Antibodies to Neospora caninum in Korean Native Cattle Raised in Kangwon Province
Eui-kyung Hwang
Department of Animal Science, College of Life Science and Natural Resources, Sangji University
강원도 사육 한우에서 Neospora caninum에 대한 항체양성률 조사
황의경
상지대학교 생명자원과학대학 동물자원학과
Abstract
This survey was carried out to investigate the seroprevalence of antibodies to Neospora caninum in Korean native cattle (KNC) raised in Kangwon province in Korea. A total of 867 sera collected from KNC were tested for N. caninum antibodies using an indirect immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT). One hundred and fifty five (17.9%) KNC were positive by IFAT. Seroprevalence of cows was 19.6% (44/224) and seroprevalence of boars was 17.3% (111/643). Among the seroprevalences of cattle according to the raised areas, five counties or cities, Hwacheon was 33.3% (1/3), Wonju was 30.8% (4/13), Chuncheon was 25.8% (24/93), Hongcheon 18.3% (22/120) and Wheongsung was 16.6%(104/628). It was proved that KNC raised in Kangwon provinces exposed extensively and seriously to N. caninum.
Key Words: Neospora caninum, seroprevalence, Korean native cattle, IFAT


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