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Asymptomatic shedding of Cryptosporidium oocysts by red deer hinds and calves.
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PMID:  11137271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Levels of Cryptosporidium infection in a group of red deer were monitored over a period of 1 year. Faecal samples were examined on an approximate monthly basis from adult hinds and calves for the presence of Cryptosporidium oocysts. The water-ether sedimentation method followed by sucrose flotation and a monoclonal antibody identification procedure were used. It was found that apparently healthy adult deer were shedding low numbers of oocysts in their faeces throughout the year and that there appeared to be a periparturient increase in the numbers of oocysts shed. Samples taken from 6-month-old deer calves, both in-house and on pasture, had low numbers of Cryptosporidium oocysts, indicating that the calves were also asymptomatically shedding oocysts.
H E Skerrett; C V Holland
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary parasitology     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0304-4017     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-14     Completed Date:  2001-03-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7602745     Medline TA:  Vet Parasitol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, Trinity College, 2, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Cattle / parasitology*
Cryptosporidiosis / epidemiology,  parasitology*
Cryptosporidium / isolation & purification*
Deer / parasitology*
Feces / parasitology*
Ireland / epidemiology
Parasite Egg Count / veterinary

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