Determination of the presence of Cryptosporidium parvum and Cyclospora sp. in household dogs (Canis familiaris) in the districts of metropolitan Lima

Romero Q. María, Chávez V. Amanda, Casas A. Eva

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Abstract

© 2000 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved. The presence of Cryptosporidium parvum and/or Cyclospora sp. oocysts in the household dog population ofLima, Peru was studied. Fecal samples were collected from 185 dogs of different ages, sexes and health status (with or without diarrhea) in 30 of the 36 districts of metropolitan Lima. Samples were processed utilizing the Modified ZiehlNielsen staining technique and 25.4% were found to be positive with C. parvum oocyst while 4.3% were positive with Cyclospora sp. oocyst. No significant relationships were found between the presence of C. parvum and/or Cyclospora sp. and the occurrence of diarrhea, age or sex of the surveyed animal s.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000

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