Survey of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. infections in various animals at a zoo in Japan.

@article{Matsubayashi2005SurveyOC,
  title={Survey of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. infections in various animals at a zoo in Japan.},
  author={Makoto Matsubayashi and Kazutoshi Takami and Isao Kimata and Teruo Nakanishi and Hiroyuki Tani and Kazumi Sasai and Eiichiroh Baba},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={331-5}
}
A total of 284 fecal samples of 89 species (43 mammalian species and 46 avian species) were examined for Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts from 1999 to 2002. Each sample was collected at the zoo located at Osaka in Japan and examined by microscopy after performing the sucrose flotation method and by two immunofluorescent assay kits for detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts. Cryptosporidium spp. was found only in a raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), and Giardia spp… CONTINUE READING
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