Lack of Detectable Shedding of Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts by Periparturient Dairy Cattle

Edward R Atwill, M. Das G C Pereira

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Abstract

We examined whether periparturient dairy cattle shed Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts within 12 hr of calving on 3 commercial dairy farms endemic for calfhood cryptosporidiosis. Using a diagnostic method that can detect as few as 1 oocyst per gram of feces, we found no evidence of C. parvum oocysts in 86 fecal samples collected within 12 hr of calving from 43 dairy cows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1234-1236
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume89
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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Lack of Detectable Shedding of Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts by Periparturient Dairy Cattle. / Atwill, Edward R; Pereira, M. Das G C.

In: Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 89, No. 6, 12.2003, p. 1234-1236.

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