Association of herd composition, stocking rate, and duration of calving season with fecal shedding of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in beef herds.

@article{Atwill1999AssociationOH,
  title={Association of herd composition, stocking rate, and duration of calving season with fecal shedding of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in beef herds.},
  author={Edward Robert Atwill and Eileen M. Johnson and Maria das Graças Cabral Pereira},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={215 12},
  pages={1833-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of herd demographics, parturition variables, stocking rate, and rotational grazing practices with the probability of fecal shedding of Cryptosporidium parvum from beef cow-calf herds in California. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SAMPLE POPULATION 38 beef cow-calf operations. PROCEDURE Fecal specimens were collected and examined for C parvum oocysts, using immunofluorescent microscopy. Association between various demographic and management factors and… CONTINUE READING

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