Intestinal and bursal cryptosporidiosis in turkeys following inoculation with Cryptosporidium sp. isolated from commercial poults.

@article{Bermudez1988IntestinalAB,
  title={Intestinal and bursal cryptosporidiosis in turkeys following inoculation with Cryptosporidium sp. isolated from commercial poults.},
  author={Alex J Bermudez and David H Ley and Michael G. Levy and Martin D. Ficken and James S. Guy and Thomas Gerig},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1988},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={445-50}
}
Cryptosporidium meleagridis oocysts, originally isolated from droppings of commercial turkey poults with increased mortality due to viral (reovirus) hepatitis and enteritis, were treated with peracetic acid to kill companion bacteria and viruses and then propagated by passage in young turkeys. Thirty-eight 5-day-old large white turkey poults were inoculated by crop gavage with 500,000 cryptosporidial oocysts and compared with 40 uninoculated poults. Cryptosporidial oocysts shedding began 3 days… CONTINUE READING