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Table 2.

General characteristics of horses and seroprevalence of Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi.

Seropositive S. neurona
Seropositive N. hughesi
Characteristics No. of horses tested No. % P value No. % P value
Age (year)
 0.4–1 28 8 28.6 0.004 0 0 0.25
 2–5 195 84 43.1 9 4.6
 6–10 176 101 57.4 2 1.1
 11–15 63 27 42.9 3 4.8
 16–22 33 20 60.6 1 3
Sex
 Male 392 182 46.4 0.07 12 3.1 0.61
 Female 103 58 56.3 3 2.9
Breed
 Pure 385 199 51.7 0.007 10 2.6 0.22
 Mixed 110 41 37.3 5 4.5
Health status
 Ill 10 4 40 0.41 1 10 0.26
 Healthy 485 236 48.7 14 2.9
Location
 Urban 77 46 59.7 0.03 5 6.5 0.06
 Rural 418 194 46.4 10 2.4
Feeding
 Grains/crops 442 223 50.5 0.01 15 3.4 0.17
 Grass 53 17 32.1 0 0
Herd size
 3–28 201 112 55.7 0.007 4 2 0.26
 30–64 294 128 43.5 11 3.7

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