Enteric cryptosporidial infection in pigs: 184 cases (1981-1985).

  title={Enteric cryptosporidial infection in pigs: 184 cases (1981-1985).},
  author={S. E. Sanford},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={190 6},
  • S. E. Sanford
  • Published 1987 in
    Journal of the American Veterinary Medical…
Cryptosporidia organisms were detected histologically in the microvillus brush border of 5.3% (184/3,491) of consecutive live pigs submitted for routine diagnostic evaluation between 1981 and 1985. Infected pigs came from 133 farms and usually were 6 to 12 weeks old, but ranged from 1 to 30 weeks old. Organisms were found in the jejunum, ileum, cecum, and colon, but primarily in microvilli of dome epithelium in the ileum. A seasonal incidence was not observed. Only 26% of the cryptosporidia… CONTINUE READING

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