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Vom J. Vet. Sci.. 2015; 10(1): 27-32


PREVALENCE OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM PARVUM IN PIGS IN OGUN STATE, SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

OLUFEMI AMBROSE AKINKUOTU, BENJAMIN OLAKUNLE FAGBEMI, and JAMES ADEYANJU.

Abstract
The prevalence of porcine cryptosporidiosis was determined in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria. Faecal samples from two hundred and nine pigs of different ages were examined for Cryptosporidium parvum antigen using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit. A total of 31.1% of the samples were positive for Cryptosporidium parvum antigen. The infection rate was significantly higher (p

Key words: Cryptosporidium parvum, ELISA, faeces, Nigeria, pigs.



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