A survey of rats and mice for latent toxoplasmosis inCroatia: a case report
V. Kuticic, T. Wikerhauser, D. Gracnerhttps://doi.org/10.17221/5657-VETMEDCitation:Kuticic V., Wikerhauser T., Gracner D. (2005): A survey of rats and mice for latent toxoplasmosis inCroatia: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 50: 513-514.
Academyof Sciences and Arts,Zagreb,Croatia
ABSTRACT: Brain tissues of 142 rats and 86 mice were bioassayed for toxoplasms. Each tissue was homogenized and subcutaneously injected into 4 SPF mice. Six weeks later, the mice were euthanatized and their brains were examined microscopically for Toxoplasma gondii tissue cysts. Two (1.4%) of the rats but none of the mice were positive. This is the first isolation of T. gondii from rats inCroatia.Keywords:
rats; mice; Toxoplasma; bioassay;Croatia