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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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.|
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