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Table 2 Detection of anti-Besnoitia spp., anti-Sarcocystis spp. and anti-Neospora spp. antibodies by ELISA

From: A serosurvey of selected cystogenic coccidia in Spanish equids: first detection of anti-Besnoitia spp. specific antibodies in Europe

  n Seropositive to Sarcocystis spp. (%) Seropositive to Neospora spp. (%) Seropositive to Sarcocystis spp. and Neospora spp. (%) Seronegative to Sarcocystis spp. and Neospora spp. (%)
Besnoitia spp. seropositivea 51 4 (7.84%) 6 (11.76%) 0 (0.0%) 41 (80.39%)
Besnoitia spp. seronegative 641 11 (1.71%) 36 (5.61%) 1 (0.15%) 593 (92.51%)
Besnoitia spp. seronegative with a false-positive ELISA result 29 2 (6.89%) 1 (3.44%) 2 (6.89%) 24 (82.75%)
Total 721 17 (2.35%) 43 (5.96%) 3 (0.41%) 658 (91.26%)
  1. aTrue Besnoitia-seropositive animals confirmed by western blot