Authors: FERDA SEVİNÇ, ATİLLA ŞİMŞEK, UĞUR USLU
Abstract: There was a massive outbreak of watery diarrhoea in kids aged 5 to 15 days in a goat herd in Gönen district of Isparta province in Turkey in May 2003. The presence of Cryptosporidium parvum was investigated in the faeces of 130 diarrhoeic kids and 3 dead kids in this herd. All of the faecal samples were also examined for rotavirus and coronavirus. C. parvum were detected in all of the faecal specimens. Coronavirus and rotavirus were not detected in any of the animals.
Keywords: Goat, diarrhoea, Cyptosporidium parvum, rotavirus, coronavirus
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