Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. from foals in Italy.

  title={Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. from foals in Italy.},
  author={Monica Caffara and Silvia Piva and Federica Pallaver and Eleonora Iacono and Roberta Galuppi},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  volume={198 2},
Fourteen Cryptosporidium isolates from hospitalized foals were genotyped and subtyped using PCR-RFLP analysis of the 18S rDNA. Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium horse genotype were detected in 3 and 11 stool specimens, respectively. Sequences of the gp60 gene of Cryptosporidium horse genotype allowed identification of the subtype family VIaA15G4, defining a novel microsatellite pattern within horse subtype VIa. Cryptosporidium horse genotype has only been described occasionally… Expand
Molecular identification of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in grazing horses from Xinjiang, China.
A total of 262 fecal specimens collected from grazing horses at five locations in Xinjiang, China were examined by PCR for Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis. The Cryptosporidium and G.Expand
Microsporidia and Cryptosporidium in horses and donkeys in Algeria: detection of a novel Cryptosporidium hominis subtype family (Ik) in a horse.
Neither Cryptosporidium nor microsporidia prevalence were affected by sex, age, type of breeding, or whether the host was a horse or a donkey. Expand
Different distribution of Cryptosporidium species between horses and donkeys.
  • Falei Li, Jiayuan Su, +7 authors L. Xiao
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases
  • 2019
Data from this study indicate that four Cryptosporidium species are circulating in horses and donkeys in the study areas, with C. hominis as a dominant Cryptospora species in only donkeys. Expand
High Diversity of Cryptosporidium Species and Subtypes Identified in Cryptosporidiosis Acquired in Sweden and Abroad
The aim of this study was to expand the knowledge on the molecular epidemiology of human cryptosporidiosis in Sweden to better understand transmission patterns and potential zoonotic sources. Expand
icrosporidia and Cryptosporidium in horses and donkeys in lgeria : Detection of a novel Cryptosporidium hominis ubtype family ( Ik ) in a horse bd
A total of 219 and 124 individual fecal samples of horses and donkeys, respectively, were screened for the presence of Cryptosporidium spp., Encephalitozoon spp., and Enterocytozoon bieneusi DNA byExpand
Common occurrence of Cryptosporidium hominis in horses and donkeys.
  • Fuchun Jian, A. Liu, +8 authors L. Xiao
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases
  • 2016
Data of the study suggest that horses and donkeys as companion animals may potentially transmit Cryptosporidium infections to humans. Expand
Genetic diversity of Cryptosporidium spp. including novel identification of the Cryptosporidium muris and Cryptosporidium tyzzeri in horses in the Czech Republic and Poland
Faecal samples were collected from 352 horses on 23 farms operating under six different management systems in the Czech Republic and Poland during 2011 and 2012 and Cryptosporidium was found only on farms where horses were kept on pasture during the day and in a stable overnight. Expand
Molecular identification of Cryptosporidium isolates from exotic pet animals in Japan.
This report is the first of a study identifying isolates from pet reptiles genetically in Japan and identifies a new host (Teratoscincus scincus) in C. serpentis lizard genotype by sequencing analysis of partial SSU rRNA and actin genes. Expand
The occurrence and genetic characterization of Cryptosporidium and Giardia species in foals in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Greece.
Faecal samples from foals in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Greece suggested only a low risk for zoonotic transmission of Giardia infection and diarrhoea, and the identification of Cryptosporidium horse genotype was suggested. Expand
Prevalence and genotypic identification of Cryptosporidium in free-ranging and farm-raised donkeys (Equus asinus asinus) in Xinjiang, China
The predominance of C. hominis in donkeys suggests that these animals are infected through human contact, and Cryptosporidium-positive isolates were subtyped using PCR analysis of the 60 kDa glycoprotein gene (gp60). Expand


Genetic Diversity and Zoonotic Potential of Cryptosporidium parvum Causing Foal Diarrhea
Foal C. parvum isolates were genetically diverse, markedly similar to human and bovine isolates, and carried GP60 IIaA18G3R1 alleles, indicating a zoonotic potential. Expand
Identification of Novel Cryptosporidium Genotypes from the Czech Republic
ABSTRACT Isolates of Cryptosporidium from the Czech Republic were characterized from a variety of different hosts using sequence and phylogenetic analysis of the 18S ribosomal DNA and the heat-shockExpand
The prevalence of Cryptosporidium, and identification of the Cryptosporidium horse genotype in foals in New York State.
This is the first report of a group of foals affected with the Cryptosporidium horse genotype, which has recently been detected in humans. Expand
Subtype Analysis of Cryptosporidium Specimens from Sporadic Cases in Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, and Iowa in 2007: Widespread Occurrence of One Cryptosporidium hominis Subtype and Case History of an Infection with the Cryptosporidium Horse Genotype
One previously rare Cryptosporidium hominis subtype was indentified in 40 cases (70%) from all four states, and the Cryptospora horse genotype was identified in a pet shop employee with severe clinical symptoms. Expand
Unusual Cryptosporidium Genotypes in Human Cases of Diarrhea
During a long-term genotyping in the United Kingdom, 3 unusual Cryptosporidium genotypes (skunk, horse, and rabbit) in human patients with diarrhea were identified. Expand
Genotypes and subtypes of Cryptosporidium spp. in neonatal calves in Northern Ireland
This work demonstrates the utility of genotyping and subtyping tools in characterizing the transmission of Cryptosporidium spp. Expand
Cryptosporidium parvum infection in a mare and her foal with foal heat diarrhoea.
The sequence analysis of the COWP gene showed the occurrence of the zoonotic species Cryptosporidium parvum, which may be due to neonatal cryptosporidiosis, and their relevance for the health of horses and of humans handling diarrhoeic neonatal foals and their mares are discussed. Expand
Molecular epidemiology.
If biomarkers offer new opportunities to overcome some of the limitations of epidemiology, their added value over traditional approaches should be systematically assessed. Expand
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Investigation of the zoonotic potential of Cryptosporidium in a diarrhoeic foal
  • Mappe Parassitologiche XXVII Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Parassitologia, Alghero 26–29 giugno 2012,
  • 2012