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Cryptosporidium parvum infection in cattle: are current perceptions accurate?

O’Handley, R. (2007) Cryptosporidium parvum infection in cattle: are current perceptions accurate? Trends in Parasitology, 23 (10). pp. 477-480.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2007.08.005
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Abstract

The perception that cattle are major reservoirs for Cryptosporidium parvum infections in humans and that C. parvum is a major cause of diarrhea and production loss in cattle might not reflect the whole situation. Numerous management factors influence the epidemiological and clinical picture associated with C. parvum infections in cattle. Whereas C. parvum is highly prevalent in young dairy calves and confined beef calves, it occurs rarely in calves on range and in adult cattle. In well-managed herds, clinical disease due to C. parvum is also rare. Therefore, C. parvum infections in cattle might not be as important as current perceptions would indicate.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9337
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