Direct ELISA aided coprological diagnosis of Cryptosporidium parvum infection in diarrheic neonatal calves in Mosul city, Iraq

  • Israa Al-Robaiee Department of Internal and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mosul University, Mosul
  • Maab Al-Farwachi Department of Internal and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mosul University, Mosul
Keywords: Calf, coprological diagnosis, Cryptosporidium parvum, diarrhea, direct ELISA

Abstract

This study was conducted for the detection of Cryptosporidium (C.) parvum infection in neonatal calves. A total of 220 fecal samples (diarrheic 110 and non-diarrheic 110) of neonatal calves were collected from Mosul city, Iraq over a period of 16 months from November 2010 to March 2012. The age of the calves ranged from 1 to 30 days. All the fecal samples were analyzed by capture direct ELISA. The infection was found in 29.0% (n=32/110) of the diarrheic calves. The infection was mostly prevalent (p<0.001) in the calves of three weeks of age. No C. parvum infection could be detected in the non-diarrheic animals.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/javar.v1i1p8-10

J. Adv. Vet. Anim. Res., 1(1): 8-10, March 2014

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2014-04-11
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Al-Robaiee, I., & Al-Farwachi, M. (2014). Direct ELISA aided coprological diagnosis of Cryptosporidium parvum infection in diarrheic neonatal calves in Mosul city, Iraq. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 1(1), 8-10. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/18578
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