Mixed Giardia duodenalis assemblage A, B, C and E infections in pet chinchillas (Chinchilla lanigera) in Flanders (Belgium).

@article{Levecke2010MixedGD,
  title={Mixed Giardia duodenalis assemblage A, B, C and E infections in pet chinchillas (Chinchilla lanigera) in Flanders (Belgium).},
  author={Bruno Levecke and Lieve Meulemans and Tessa Dalemans and Stijn Casaert and Edwin Claerebout and Thomas Geurden},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2010},
  volume={177 1-2},
  pages={
          166-70
        }
}
Worldwide there is an increasing trend to keep exotic animals as pets. In contrast to domestic animals, few studies have addressed the importance of infectious diseases of these exotic animals harbor. Chinchillas are host to Giardia, but prevalence studies are scarce. Moreover, little is known about their role as a zoonotic reservoir for Giardia. Therefore, the objective of the present study was (1) to study the occurrence of Giardia in pet chinchillas, (2) to identify risk factors and (3) to… CONTINUE READING

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