Cryptosporidium parvum oocyst excretion in healthy dogs from the cities of Lavras and Vicosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Figueiredo, H.C.P.; Pereira Junior, D.J.; Nogueira, R.B.; Costa, P.R. dos S.
Ciencia Rural 34(5): 1625-1627
ISSN/ISBN: 0103-8478 Accession: 004092170
The frequency of Cryptosporidium parvum oocyst excretion in healthy dogs was determined. Faecal samples of 269 animals were collected, from urban and rural areas, in two cities, Lavras and Vicosa, from Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The detection of C. parvum oocysts was carried out by an ELISA direct kit. From all samples analysed, five (1.85%) were positive.