Cryptosporidium spp. in ruminants at the Lisbon Zoo.

  title={Cryptosporidium spp. in ruminants at the Lisbon Zoo.},
  author={Esmeralda Sofia Costa Delgado and Isabel Pereira da Fonseca and Isabel Fazendeiro and O. Martı́nez Matos and Francisco Ant{\'u}nes and Margarida Bar{\~a}o da Cunha},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  volume={34 4},
Feces from 34 species of ruminants housed at the Lisbon Zoo was examined for Cryptosporidium spp. oocysts. Three hundred and eighty-eight samples were analyzed. Three hundred and eighty species-specific group fecal samples were collected monthly, from September 1998 until August 1999, along with eight individual specimens from eight neonates. All samples were examined by four different techniques: microscopic observation of direct and concentrated fecal smears, staining with modified Ziehl… CONTINUE READING