Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Giardia duodenalis in Calves in Turkey


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

ACTA SCIENTIAE VETERINARIAE, cilt.45, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA SCIENTIAE VETERINARIAE

Özet

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.