Neospora caninum in European bison eliminated at Białowieża in 2012–2013

Authors

  • Władysław Cabaj The Witold Stefański Institute of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Justyna Bień The Witold Stefański Institute of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Aleksandra Cybulska The Witold Stefański Institute of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Aleksandra Kornacka The Witold Stefański Institute of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Bożena Moskwa The Witold Stefański Institute of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Michał Krzysiak The Witold Stefański Institute of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Keywords:

European bison, Neospora caninum, ELISA, Poland

Abstract

The prevalence of antibodies to Neospora caninum was examined in European bison (Bison bonasus bonasus L.) eliminated or immobilized at Białowieża, Poland in 2012–2013. Sera from 32 European bison, of different ages and sexes, were tested for N. caninum antibodies using an ELISA test. Positive antibody responses were found in 9 bison (a prevalence of 28,1%). Our results
confirm and indicate the growing presence of N. caninum in the European bison living in Białowieża. Additionally, the negative impact of this protozoan parasite on the bison reproductive process is discussed using the example of the cow Porwanka.

Published

2013-09-01

How to Cite

Cabaj, W., Bień, J., Cybulska, A., Kornacka, A., Moskwa, B., & Krzysiak, M. (2013). Neospora caninum in European bison eliminated at Białowieża in 2012–2013. European Bison Conservation Newsletter, 6, 85–90. Retrieved from https://ojs.wisent.org/index.php/czasopismo/article/view/97

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