Periparturient transmission of Cryptosporidium xiaoi from ewes to lambs.

  title={Periparturient transmission of Cryptosporidium xiaoi from ewes to lambs.},
  author={Jianbin Ye and Lihua Xiao and Yuanfei Wang and Lin Wang and Said Amer and Dawn M. Anthony Roellig and Yaqiong Guo and Yaoyu Feng},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={197 3-4},
The mechanism for the maintenance of Cryptosporidium infection in sheep between yearly lambing periods is not clear. Previously, periparturient shedding of oocysts as the result of stress from lambing was suspected to be a mechanism for the initiation of Cryptosporidium infection in lambs, but this has never been verified by genotyping studies. In this study, fecal specimens from four age groups of sheep in Inner Mongolia, China were examined for Cryptosporidium spp. by PCR-restricted fragment… CONTINUE READING

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