Prevalence and pathogenicity of Cryptosporidium andersoni in one herd of beef cattle.

@article{Kv2003PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and pathogenicity of Cryptosporidium andersoni in one herd of beef cattle.},
  author={Martin Kv{\'a}{\vc} and Jir{\'i} V{\'i}tovec},
  journal={Journal of veterinary medicine. B, Infectious diseases and veterinary public health},
  year={2003},
  volume={50 9},
  pages={451-7}
}
Over a 35-week period from January to July 2002, a breed of Hereford beef cattle (H) and their hybrids were monitored. Five hundred and ninety-nine individual fecal samples from calves and 96 samples from their mothers were examined. First excretion of Cryptosporidium andersoni oocysts in calves was found in the 9th week after the start of calving (a calf 63-day old). The prevalence of C. andersoni in calves ranged from 11.1 to 92.9% depending on age. The mean prevalence in their mothers was… CONTINUE READING