Sonia Almeria

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Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint First report of Neospora caninum abortion in a beef cow-calf herd from Andorra, Europe
    Ramon Armengol
    Parasitologia y Enfermedades Parasitarias, Departament Sanitat Animal, Facultat de Veterinaria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    J Parasitol 92:1361-2. 2006
  2. pmc Seropositivity and risk factors associated with Toxoplasma gondii infection in wild birds from Spain
    Oscar Cabezón
    Servei d Ecopatologia de Fauna Salvatge, Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Facultat de Veterinaria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e29549. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Bovine piroplasms in Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain): a comparison of PCR-based and light microscopy detection
    S Almeria
    Parasitology, Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 99:249-59. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) are a natural intermediate host of Neospora caninum
    S Almeria
    Parasitology, Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 107:287-94. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Reverse line blot hybridization used to identify hemoprotozoa in Minorcan cattle
    Sonia Almeria
    Parasitology, Department of Animal Health, Veterinary School, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 969:78-82. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Cytokine gene expression profiles in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from Neospora caninum naturally infected dams throughout gestation
    S Almeria
    Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal CReSA, UAB IRTA, Campus de la Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 183:237-43. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from Spain
    S Almeria
    Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Anatomy and Animal Health Department, Veterinary School, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra 08193, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 123:265-70. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Low seroprevalence of Neospora caninum infection associated with the limousin breed in cow-calf herds in Andorra, Europe
    Ramon Armengol
    Parasitologia y Enfermedades Parasitarias, Departmento de Sanidad Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    J Parasitol 93:1029-32. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Mediterranean theileriosis and other tick transmitted piroplasmoses in cattle in Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain): the effect of tick control on prevalence levels analyzed by reverse line blot (RLB) macroarrays
    Sonia Almeria
    Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal CReSA, UAB IRTA and Departament de Sanitat i Anatomia Animals, Campus de la Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    J Parasitol 95:598-603. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Kennel dogs as sentinels of Leishmania infantum, Toxoplasma gondii, and Neospora caninum in Majorca Island, Spain
    Oscar Cabezón
    Servei d Ecopatologia de Fauna Salvatge SEFaS, Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Parasitol Res 107:1505-8. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint First report of Neospora caninum abortion in a beef cow-calf herd from Andorra, Europe
    Ramon Armengol
    Parasitologia y Enfermedades Parasitarias, Departament Sanitat Animal, Facultat de Veterinaria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    J Parasitol 92:1361-2. 2006
    ..caninum antibodies at the time of abortion but not 2 mo before abortion took place. This is the first report of N. caninum abortion in Andorra and the first confirmed N. caninum abortion in an acutely infected cow...
  2. pmc Seropositivity and risk factors associated with Toxoplasma gondii infection in wild birds from Spain
    Oscar Cabezón
    Servei d Ecopatologia de Fauna Salvatge, Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Facultat de Veterinaria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e29549. 2011
    ..The results showed that T. gondii infection is widespread and can be at a high level in many wild birds in Spain, most likely related to their feeding behaviour...
  3. ncbi request reprint Bovine piroplasms in Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain): a comparison of PCR-based and light microscopy detection
    S Almeria
    Parasitology, Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 99:249-59. 2001
    ..is common and endemic in the island of Minorca and that PCR is the optimal approach for the detection and discrimination of these important parasites...
  4. ncbi request reprint Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) are a natural intermediate host of Neospora caninum
    S Almeria
    Parasitology, Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 107:287-94. 2002
    ..caninum were found. A widespread latent infection of red foxes in North-eastern Spain found in the present study indicates that red foxes could have a very important role in the epidemiology of neosporosis in our area...
  5. ncbi request reprint Reverse line blot hybridization used to identify hemoprotozoa in Minorcan cattle
    Sonia Almeria
    Parasitology, Department of Animal Health, Veterinary School, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 969:78-82. 2002
    ..annulata. The RLB was highly sensitive and allowed the simultaneous detection and identification of the Theileria and Babesia species in carrier cattle, which cannot be achieved by classical identification methods...
  6. doi request reprint Cytokine gene expression profiles in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from Neospora caninum naturally infected dams throughout gestation
    S Almeria
    Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal CReSA, UAB IRTA, Campus de la Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 183:237-43. 2012
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the gene expression of Th1, Th2 and regulatory cytokines in the peripheral blood of pregnant cows naturally infected with N. caninum...
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from Spain
    S Almeria
    Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Anatomy and Animal Health Department, Veterinary School, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra 08193, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 123:265-70. 2004
    ..The results indicate that prevalence of T. gondii in some areas of Spain is high, and this finding could have environmental and/or public health implications if wild rabbits are to be used as a source of food...
  8. doi request reprint Low seroprevalence of Neospora caninum infection associated with the limousin breed in cow-calf herds in Andorra, Europe
    Ramon Armengol
    Parasitologia y Enfermedades Parasitarias, Departmento de Sanidad Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    J Parasitol 93:1029-32. 2007
    ..002). The results suggest that the particular grazing location could promote the horizontal transmission of this parasite and that certain breeds are less susceptible to N. caninum infection than others...
  9. doi request reprint Mediterranean theileriosis and other tick transmitted piroplasmoses in cattle in Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain): the effect of tick control on prevalence levels analyzed by reverse line blot (RLB) macroarrays
    Sonia Almeria
    Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal CReSA, UAB IRTA and Departament de Sanitat i Anatomia Animals, Campus de la Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    J Parasitol 95:598-603. 2009
    ..Adequate control measures and vaccination approaches are required to improve the situation of Mediterranean theileriosis on the island...
  10. doi request reprint Kennel dogs as sentinels of Leishmania infantum, Toxoplasma gondii, and Neospora caninum in Majorca Island, Spain
    Oscar Cabezón
    Servei d Ecopatologia de Fauna Salvatge SEFaS, Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Parasitol Res 107:1505-8. 2010
    ..Results confirm the endemicity of L. infantum and also the widespread presence of T. gondii in the Mediterranean island of Majorca...
  11. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of antibodies to Neospora caninum in dogs from Spain
    Anna Ortuño
    Departamento Parasitologia y Enfermedades Parasitarias, Facultat de Veterinaria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    J Parasitol 88:1263-6. 2002
    ..All sera were also screened using a commercial direct agglutination test (DAT). The DAT showed a similar specificity but a lower sensitivity when compared with IFAT as a reference technique...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in red deer (Cervus elaphus) and other wild ruminants from Spain
    C B L Gauss
    Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Anatomy and Animal Health Department, Veterinary School, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 136:193-200. 2006
    ..gondii among wildlife in Spain and suggest that consumption of raw or inadequately cooked meat, as well as handling carcasses of wild game, should be taken into account as a source of infection for humans...
  13. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in non-carnivorous wildlife from Spain
    S Almeria
    Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal, Anatomy and Animal Health Department, Veterinary School, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 143:21-8. 2007
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of antibodies to N. caninum in wildlife from Spain and the first report of N. caninum antibodies in barbary sheep and wild boar...
  14. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in wild dolphins from the Spanish Mediterranean coast
    O Cabezón
    Departament de Sanitat i d Anatomia Animals, Parasitologia i Malalties Parasitarias, Facultat de Veterinaria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
    J Parasitol 90:643-4. 2004
    ..The results indicate that T. gondii infection is frequent in at least 3 dolphin species from the Mediterranean Sea...
  15. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in domestic cats from Barcelona, Spain
    C B L Gauss
    Parasitologia i Malalties Parasitarias, Departament Sanitat i Anatomia Animals, Facultat de Veterinaria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
    J Parasitol 89:1067-8. 2003
    ..7% of 142) than in cats living alone (28.0% of 50). These seropositive cats are likely to have already shed T. gondii oocysts in the environment around Barcelona...
  16. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in wild pigs (Sus scrofa) from Spain
    C B L Gauss
    Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Anatomy and Animal Health Department, Veterinary School, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra 08193, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 131:151-6. 2005
    ..Serological results indicate a widespread exposure to T. gondii among Spanish wild boars, suggesting that this population could represent a public health risk for persons that handle or consume raw or undercooked infected wild pig meat...
  17. ncbi request reprint Chronic Neospora caninum infection and repeat abortion in dairy cows: a 3-year study
    M Pabon
    Department of Anatomy and Animal Health, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 147:40-6. 2007
    ..The present data reinforce the idea that annual serological screening for Neospora can be an effective and rapid method of detecting N. caninum infection, such that control measures can be established at the farm level...
  18. doi request reprint Seroprevalence and risk factors associated with Toxoplasma gondii infection in pig farms from Catalonia, north-eastern Spain
    I García-Bocanegra
    Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal, UAB IRTA, Campus de la Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Res Vet Sci 89:85-7. 2010
    ..The seroprevalence observed in the present study indicates widespread exposure to T. gondii among domestic pigs in Catalonia, which may have important implications for public health...
  19. doi request reprint Foetal death in naive heifers inoculated with Neospora caninum isolate Nc-Spain7 at 110 days of pregnancy
    Sonia Almeria
    Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal CReSA Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries IRTA, Campus UAB, 08193, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain Departament de Sanitat i Anatomia Animals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, 08193, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    Exp Parasitol 168:62-9. 2016
    ..The fact that some infected dams aborted and some did not is relevant to the understanding of N. caninum pathogenesis of abortion in naturally infected cows. ..
  20. doi request reprint Effects of crossbreed pregnancies on the abortion risk of Neospora caninum-infected dairy cows
    S Almeria
    Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal CReSA, UAB IRTA, Campus de la Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 163:323-9. 2009
    ..Insemination of Neospora-seropositive cows with beef bull semen could both reduce the risk of abortion and avoid breeding replacements for infected cattle...
  21. doi request reprint Coxiella burnetii total immunoglobulin G, phase I and phase II immunoglobulin G antibodies, and bacterial shedding in young dams in persistently infected dairy herds
    Beatriz Serrano-Pérez
    Centre for Research in Agrotechnology, Animal Production Department, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain Serrano Pérez, Tutusaus, Garcia Ispierto, López Gatius Centre for Research on Animal Health, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain Almería Department of Bacteriology, National Microbiology Centre, Carlos III Institute of Health, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain Jado, Anda Centre for Research on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies and Emergent Diseases, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain Monleón, Badiola
    J Vet Diagn Invest 27:167-76. 2015
    ..This study suggests that young shedder cows are mostly seronegative in early stages of infection. ..
  22. doi request reprint Fetal death in cows experimentally infected with Neospora caninum at 110 days of gestation
    S Almeria
    Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal CReSA, UAB IRTA, and Departament de Sanitat i Anatomia Animals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 169:304-11. 2010
    ..The results suggest that the severity of placental lesions and the strong IFN-gamma response in some fetuses, possibly as part of the immune response trying to control the high parasitemia, might, in fact, be the cause of their death...
  23. doi request reprint Specific anti-Neospora caninum IgG1 and IgG2 antibody responses during gestation in naturally infected cattle and their relationship with gamma interferon production
    S Almeria
    Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal CReSA, UAB IRTA, Campus de la Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 130:35-42. 2009
    ..caninum abortion, but only in the presence of IFN-gamma production. On their own, elevated IgG2 antibody titres appear to be insufficient to protect dams chronically infected with N. caninum against abortion...
  24. ncbi request reprint A survey of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on dairy cattle on the island of Menorca in Spain
    J Castella
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Bellaterra, 06019, Barcelona, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 25:899-908. 2001
    ..The competence of the ticks as vectors for pathogens and the difficulty of using acaricide treatments in the region are discussed...
  25. doi request reprint Ostertagia ostertagi antibodies in milk samples: relationships with herd management and milk production parameters in two Mediterranean production systems of Spain
    S Almeria
    Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal CReSA, UAB IRTA, Campus de la Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    Res Vet Sci 87:416-20. 2009
    ..The ELISA technique was valuable to indirectly assess differences in the level of GI nematode infection even in cattle production systems with low levels of infection...