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Development of a Mouse Model for Neosporosis

Investigators
Jenkins, Mark
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
1996
End date
2001
Objective
To develop a mouse model for neosporosis to replicate disease symptoms such as paralysis and congentital transmission/neonatal abortion in dairy cattle.
More information
Inoculate mice with tachyzoites of the protozoan parasite Neospora caninum and study disease parameters and parasite load infected mice using immunohistochemistry and quantitative polymerase chain reaction.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
1265-32000-066-02T
Accession number
400414
Categories
Parasites
Sanitation and Quality Standards