Infectivity of Blastocystis isolates from chickens, quails and geese in chickens


The infectivity of six Blastocystis isolates obtained from two domestic chickens, two Japanese quails and two domestic geese, were examined in 1-week-old male chicks. All six isolates were able to infect the chicks via the intracecal inoculation of 1×106 cells of cultured organisms. Since the infected chicks discharged many cysts in their feces, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-005-1326-6

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