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High prevalence of giardia detected in cats by PCR

McGlade, T.R., Robertson, I.D.ORCID: 0000-0002-4255-4752, Elliot, A.D. and Thompson, R.C.A. (2003) High prevalence of giardia detected in cats by PCR. Veterinary Parasitology, 110 (3-4). pp. 197-205.

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Microscopy, PCR and a Giardia CELISA test were used to determine the prevalence of Giardia in 40 faecal samples obtained from domestic cats in the Perth metropolitan area. A prevalence of 5, 80 and 60% was found by the tests, respectively. The results show that more sensitive techniques such as PCR may be necessary, and may yield more reliable results, in the detection of low levels of Giardia in domestic cats.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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