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Prevalence and identity of Cryptosporidium spp. in pig slurry

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Xiao, LH, Moore, JE, Ukoh, U, Gatei, W, Lowery, Colm, Murphy, TM, Dooley, James, Millar, B. Cherie, Rooney, PJ and Rao, JR (2006) Prevalence and identity of Cryptosporidium spp. in pig slurry. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 72 (6). pp. 4461-4463. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00370-06

Abstract

Cryptosporidium spp. were detected in 25 of 56 pig slurry samples from 33 Irish farms by PCR and DNA sequencing. The organisms detected included C. suis, Cryptosporidium pig genotype II, and C. muris. We concluded that Cryptosporidium oocysts can persist in treated slurry and potentially contaminate surface water through improper discharge or uncontrolled runoff.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
ID Code:3830
Deposited By:Professor James Dooley
Deposited On:06 Jan 2010 12:11
Last Modified:17 May 2012 14:03

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