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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 ...
- Oliveira, Bruno César Miranda, et al. Show all 12 Authors
- Veterinary parasitology 2017 v.233 pp. 48-51
- Cryptosporidium hominis; Cryptosporidium parvum; DNA; actin; breeds; farms; feces; foals; genes; genotype; glycoproteins; humans; parasites; polymerase chain reaction; ribosomal RNA; Brazil
- ... The present study focuses on Cryptosporidium infections of foals in Brazil. A total of 92 animals of different breeds from 11 farms in the vicinity of Araçatuba in the state of São Paulo, were examined. According to PCR targeting the 18S rRNA gene, Cryptosporidium sp. DNA was detected in 21.7% (20/92) of foals. Good quality 18S rRNA, actin, HSP70 and gp60 genes nPCR amplicons were obtained from fi ...