Racing Pigeons: A Reservoir for Nitro-Imidazole–Resistant Trichomonas gallinae

@inproceedings{Rouffaer2014RacingPA,
  title={Racing Pigeons: A Reservoir for Nitro-Imidazole–Resistant Trichomonas gallinae},
  author={Lieze Oscar Rouffaer and Connie Adriaensen and C DE Boeck and Edwin Claerebout and An Martel},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract:  Trichomonas gallinae, the cause of avian trichomonosis, is most commonly found in the order Columbiformes. Racing pigeons are often treated preventively with nitro-imidazoles, which could result in the emergence of resistant isolates, and these isolates can be a threat to wildlife when exchanges occur. The sequence type of 16 T. gallinae isolates obtained from racing pigeons and 15 isolates from wild pigeons was determined based on the ITS1/5.8S rRNA/ITS2 region sequence. In addition… 
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