What is it?
Neospora caninum is a parasite that causes Neosporosis. It is known to cause abortion in cattle, sheep and dogs/foxes. Transmission horizontally by dog or fox faeces is possible but the most important route is vertically from dam to calf during pregnancy.
- Abortion, between 3 and 9 months of pregnancy
- Still birth or premature calf
- It is not associated with poor health in the dam
- Young beef animals may have a slower growth rate
- Repeat abortions possible in the same cow
- Isolating aborting dams
- Safely disposing of aborted foetuses
- Disposal of contaminated bedding
- Culling infected animals
- Limit exposure to faeces from dogs/foxes
Through our labs, we can offer the following testing options:
- Bulk milk antibody ELISA (for dairy herds)
- Individual cow milk antibody ELISA
For detailed information on our Neospora Testing Services, please visit the NML website or contact Customer Services.
NML Neospora Testing Services