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- Oliveira, Bruno César Miranda, et al. Show all 11 Authors
- Veterinary parasitology 2017 v.243 pp. 148-150
- Columba livia; Cryptosporidium parvum; breeding; cities; exhibitions; feces; females; genes; humans; malachite green; males; microscopy; oocysts; parasites; pigeons; polymerase chain reaction; public health; recreation; ribosomal DNA; ribosomal RNA; risk; Brazil
- ... The carrier pigeon and the domestic pigeon are different breeds of the species Columba livia. Carrier pigeons are used for recreational activities such as bird contests and exhibitions. Due to the close contact with humans, these birds may potentially represent a public health risk, since they can host and disseminate zoonotic parasites, such as those belonging to the genus Cryptosporidium (phylum ...