Front Vet Sci 2022 14;9:905271. Epub 2022 Jun 14.
Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Balcarce, Argentina.
The aim of this longitudinal study was to characterize the parasitemia of and the associated immunological parameters in naturally infected beef cows for 10 months. The following groups were established: seropositive pregnant cows (+Preg, = 7), seropositive non-pregnant cows (+Npreg, = 7), seronegative pregnant cows (-Preg, = 4), and seronegative non-pregnant cows (-Npreg, = 4). Several samples were obtained for absolute and relative leukocyte counting, cytokines IL-10, IL-12, α-TNF, and γ-IFN quantification, specific IgG, IgG1, and IgG2 and avidity and DNA molecular detection and quantification. Read More