Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 9 (september 2019) : 1234-1238

Prevalence and molecular characterisation of Cryptosporidium spp. in goat kids 

Pooja Dixit, M.L.V. Rao, A.K. Dixit, Rohita Gupta, P.C. Shukla
1Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur - 482 001, India.
Cite article:- Dixit Pooja, Rao M.L.V., Dixit A.K., Gupta Rohita, Shukla P.C. (2018). Prevalence and molecular characterisation of Cryptosporidium spp. in goat kids. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(9): 1234-1238. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3642.
Prevalence and molecular characterisation of Cryptosporidium species was done in kids belonging to organised and non-organised goat farms at Jabalpur. The overall prevalence of Cryptosporidium was 14.63%. The prevalence was non-significantly higher in male kids (16.16%) as compared to that of female kids (13.21%). Age wise prevalence was higher in kids up to one month age (16.13%) than that of kids upto 3 months age (13.99%). No significant difference was found in prevalence among different breeds and in kids kept in farm or field conditions. The prevalence was non-significantly higher in non-diarrhoeic kids than diarrhoeic kids. Most of the infections were of one score (76.6%). Molecular characterisation by PCR-RFLP of 18S SSU rRNA gene revealed presence of Cryptosporidium parvum species in positive faecal samples.
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