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Giardia genotypes in pigs in Western Australia: Prevalence and association with diarrhea

Armson, A., Yang, R., Thompson, J., Johnson, J., Reid, S.A. and Ryan, U.M. (2009) Giardia genotypes in pigs in Western Australia: Prevalence and association with diarrhea. Experimental Parasitology, 121 (4). pp. 381-383.

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Abstract

Little is known of the prevalence of Giardia species and genotypes in pre- and post-weaned domestic pigs. In the present study, a total of 297 pig faecal samples were screened for the presence of Giardia by PCR and genotyped. An overall prevalence of 31.1% (90/289) (25.8, 36.5 CI) was detected. Giardia was detected in 17% (23/123) (11.8-25.6 CI) of pre-weaned piglet faecal samples and 41% (64/156) (33.3-48.7 CI) post-weaned faecal samples analysed. Sequence analysis identified assemblage A and E in pre- and post-weaned pigs. Assemblage F was identified in one post-weaned pig. Assemblage E was the most prevalent assemblage detected.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Nursing & Midwifery
School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: © Academic Press
Copyright: 2009 Elsevier Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3411
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