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Keywords : Cryptosporidium spp


Molecular study of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia lamblia which cause diarrhea in camels (Camillus dromedaries) in Al-Diwaniyah and Al-Najaf provinces /Iraq

AL-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences, 2016, Volume 15, Issue 2, Pages 70-75

Because of little studies which related with camels this is the first study in Iraq aimed to description of Cryptosporidium spp., and Giardia lamblia in it. Out of 200 fecal samples of camels from the slaughter house and other areas of Al-Diwaniyah and Al-Najaf provinces. Some of camels suffered from diarrhea and the others asymptomatic animals within the period from October 2015 to the end of April 2016. The study showed the prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection was (55%) by Modified Ziehl-Neelsen stain method, while the prevalence of Giardia infection was (20%) by Lugol's iodine and by floatation with zinc sulfate solution. Regarding to the prevalence depending the PCR technique there were (88%) of Cryptosporidium infection while the prevalence of Giardia infection was (39%). This study concluded that the camels consider source of infection with both genus of studied parasites which consider zoonotic parasites. The routine examinations necessary to detection the zoonotic diseases..

Prevalence of Rota virus, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Cryptosporidium spp. in feces of buffalo in Babil governorate

AL-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences, 2015, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 75-79

The aim of present study to determine the prevalence of rotavirus, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Cryptosporidium spp. in feces of buffalo in Babil governorate. Fecal samples were collected from (30 male, 50 female and 50 calves) of buffalo during the period of October 2013-March 2014. The percentage of infection with Rota virus was 10% in male, 8% in female and 12% in calves. The rate of isolation of E.coli O157:H7 was 10% in male, 8% female and 2% in exanimated calves. The oocystes of Cryptosporidium spp. was identified in feces of 13.3% of male, 12% of female and in 6% of calves. As a result of this study it can be concluded that buffalo serve as good reservoirs of most important enteropathogens and consider a potential source of infection to both domestic animals and human..