Occurrence of Cryptosporidium spp. in two centers of training horses in Curitiba, Paraná

Authors

  • Keila Youko Fujii Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Agrárias, Departamento de Zootecnia, Curitiba, PR
  • João Ricardo Dittrich Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Agrárias, Departamento de Zootecnia, Curitiba, PR
  • Edilene Alcântara de Castro Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Patologia Básica, Curitiba, PR
  • Jonatas Campos de Almeida Universidade Federal de Londrina, Setor de Ciências Agrárias, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva, Londrina, PR

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.v51i2p118-121

Keywords:

environment, horses, oocysts

Abstract

This study investigated the occurrence of parasitism by Cryptosporidium spp. in horses housed in two training centers located in Curitiba, Paraná. A total of 108 horses were examined, 48 from the Training Center 1 (CT1) and 60 of the Training Centre 2 (CT2). Collection of stool specimens occurred from October 2010 to January 2011. The methodology used to confirm the presence of Cryptosporidium spp. was the Ziehl-Neelsen modified. The occurrence found was 18.52% for the total animals examined. There was a statistically significant difference (p>0.05) comparing  prevalence rates in the two training centers:4.16% in CT1 and 30% in CT2. There was no association between prevalence and the age, sex and race (p> 0.05) of the horses.

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Published

2014-09-23

How to Cite

Fujii, K. Y., Dittrich, J. R., Castro, E. A. de, & Almeida, J. C. de. (2014). Occurrence of Cryptosporidium spp. in two centers of training horses in Curitiba, Paraná. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 51(2), 118-121. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.v51i2p118-121

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