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Online Journal of Veterinary Research


Volume 23 (2):135-139, 2019.


Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii by RT-PCR in domestic rabbits.


Zaid Saad Hassan Al-Kufaishi and Haider Mohammed Ali Al-Rubaie*


*Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad-Iraq




Al-Kufaishi ZSH, Al-Rubaie HMA., Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii by RT-PCR in domestic rabbits, Onl J Vet Res., 23 (2):135-139, 2019. We report prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) age and sex by RT-PCR from blood taken from 57 male and 43 female domestic rabbits. We detected Toxoplasma gondii in 18% (18/100) with target B1 gene and found a significant (P < 0.05) difference between male (15.7%) and female incidence (~21%) but no effect of age (young 18.18% (2/11) adults 17.9% (16/89).


Keywords: Toxoplasma gondii, Prevalence, Rabbits, RT-PCR.