OCCURENCE OF PROTOZOAN FROM THE GENUS Cryptosporidium spp. IN CATTLE RAISED IN PROPERTIES OF THE RURAL ZONE IN THE COUNTY OF BOM JESUS, PIAUI

  • Ronaldo do Ó Santos Universidade Federal do Piauí - UFPI
  • Marcelo Richelly Alves de Oliveira Universidade Federal do Piauí - UFPI
  • Carlos Syllas Monteiro Luz Universidade Federal do Piauí - PI
  • Bueno da Silva Abreu Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco - UFRP
  • Severino Cavalcante de Sousa Júnior Universidade Federal do Piauí - UFPI
  • Karina Rodrigues dos Santos Universidade Federal do Piauí - UFPI

Resumo

The objective of this research was to verify the occurrence of coccidia from the Cryptosporidium genus in fecal samples of cattle raised in the rural zone in the county of Bom jesus, state of Piaui. To accomplish this, fecal samples were taken of 50 bovine from mixed gender, age and breed belonging to three properties. For analysis of Cryptosporidium spp. staining techniques from Ritchie and Ziehl-Neelsen were used. Oocysts from the genus Cryptosporidium were identified in the stools of 60% of evaluated animals. From a total of 30 animals, five showed stool with diarrheal consistency, while 25 were asymptomatic. Thus, it was observed a high incidence of infections by protozoa of the genus Cryptosporidium spp. in cattle herds in this study.

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Biografia do Autor

Ronaldo do Ó Santos, Universidade Federal do Piauí - UFPI
Zootecnista - Instituto de Ensino Superior Múltiplo - IESM, Timon, MA (2007-2010). Mestre (2013-2015) e Doutorando (2015-2018) em Ciência Animal - Universidade Federal do Piauí, Teresina, PI.
Publicado
2016-12-07
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Original Articles / Artigos de Pesquisa