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Serological profile of toxoplasmosis and leptospirosis in pigs of different creation systems

Grant number: 15/18032-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2015
Effective date (End): October 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Principal researcher:Juliana Giantomassi Machado
Grantee:Ana Carolina Pedrosa
Home Institution: Pró-Reitoria Acadêmica. Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP). Sociedade Riopretense de Ensino e Educação. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Brazilian pig industry occupies an important position on the world stage, where Brazil is the fourth largest exporter and producer of pork. Production of pigs can be classified according to the degree of control of production in extensive and intensive. Along the growing Brazilian pig production, there is also concern about the sanity, which is a major cause of death of these animals. Among the diseases that affect pigs, toxoplasmosis and leptospirosis stand out as infectious diseases, bringing losses in pig farming and beyond that are zoonoses. This study aims to report the occurrence of toxoplasmosis and leptospirosis in pigs of different types of creation and to survey relevant information on the management of these animals.

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