Abstract: A study was conducted with the aim of evaluate risk factors and seroprevalence against Neosporum caninum in beef and dairy cattle in Colima, Mexico. Serum samples from 920 heifers and cows were analyzed using ELISA test to detect N. caninum antobodies. A survey was carried out to identify potential risk factors related with the presence of the parasite. Association between seroprevalence and each risk factor was estimated based on the odd ratios using a binary logistic regression test. Antibody seroprevalence against N. caninum was 16.20% with values ranging from 32.50-6.50%. The following management and reproduction related risk factors were identified: commercial concentrate supplementation (OR: 1.38, 95% IC: 0.71-2.67) and metritis and placental retention history (OR: 2.08, 95% IC: 1.14-3.81 and OR: 1.01, 95% IC: 0.62-1.66, respectively). It is confirmed the presence of serum antibodies against N. caninum in the state of Colima, Mexico.
S. Arreola-Camberos, L.J. Garcia-Marquez, R. Macedo-Barragan, E. Morales-Salinas and D. Figueroa-Chavez, 2012. Risk Factors and Seroprevalence Against Neospora caninum in Dual-Purpose and Beef Cattle in Colima, Mexico. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 2440-2444.