Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Giardia duodenalis in Calves in Turkey

Gultekin M., Ural K., Aysul N., Ayan A., Balikci C., Toplu S., ...More

ACTA SCIENTIAE VETERINARIAE, vol.45, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Background: Giardia duodenalis (G. duodenalis) is an ubiquitous, flagellated intestinal protozoan with major public health significance worldwide. Limited data are available on the epidemiology of G. duodenalis in dairy cattle from Turkey. Determining the zoonotic potential of the Giardia infection requires molecular characterization. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and to molecularly characterize G. duodenalis in calves less than three months of age in Aydin, Aegean region of Turkey.