First record of Giardia in cattle in Denmark

T. Iburg, R.B. Gasser, S.A. Henriksen

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    Abstract

    Faecal samples from asymptomatic dairy cows and calves from a farm on the Island Falster, Denmark, were examined by a sucrose gradient flotation technique. Giardia cysts were found in 7.6% of the 92 samples, and estimated cyst excretion rates ranged from 50-200 cysts per gram faeces. Given that Giardia has the potential to cause clinical disease in cattle and to be transmitted to other animal species and humans, finding the parasite in cattle may be of major epidemiological significance. Future work should focus on elucidating the pathogenicity, transmission patterns and the genetic structure of Giardia populations in cattle in Denmark.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalActa Veterinaria Scandinavica
    Volume37
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)337-341
    ISSN0044-605X
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Keywords

    • parasites
    • zoonotic potential
    • ruminants
    • protozoa

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    Iburg, T., Gasser, R. B., & Henriksen, S. A. (1996). First record of Giardia in cattle in Denmark. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 37(3), 337-341.
    Iburg, T. ; Gasser, R.B. ; Henriksen, S.A. / First record of Giardia in cattle in Denmark. In: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. 1996 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 337-341.
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    Iburg, T, Gasser, RB & Henriksen, SA 1996, 'First record of Giardia in cattle in Denmark', Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 337-341.

    First record of Giardia in cattle in Denmark. / Iburg, T.; Gasser, R.B.; Henriksen, S.A.

    In: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, Vol. 37, No. 3, 1996, p. 337-341.

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    Iburg T, Gasser RB, Henriksen SA. First record of Giardia in cattle in Denmark. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. 1996;37(3):337-341.