Additional diagnostic evaluation may be necessary with a positive result.
To investigate Neosporosis as a cause for abortions in a herd, quantitative group comparisons between ‘aborting’ and ‘non‐aborting’ groups is recommended. If a statistically significant association exists between a positive antibody response in the ‘aborting’ group compared to the ‘non‐aborting’ group, it is highly probably that N. caninum is an active cause for abortion in the dairy herd.
Probability values less than 0.10 indicate a likely causative relationship.
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