Prevalence and genotyping of Cryptosporidium species from farm animals in Mongolia

Byambaa Burenbaatar, Mohammed A. Bakheit, Judit Plutzer, Naoyoshi Suzuki, Ikuo Igarashi, Jerry Ongerth, Panagiotis Karanis

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Abstract

The presence of Cryptosporidium oocysts in 460 animals (439 cattle, 16 kids, and 5 sheep) of Tuv-aimak Mongolian district was investigated by IFT. Cryptosporidium oocysts were found in 116 (26.4%) cattle. Out of the 116 IFT positive samples, 47 were further purified by IMS, investigated by PCR and 11 were found positive. The species and/or genotypes were determined by nested PCR-RFLP and sequence analysis of a fragment of the SSU rRNA gene. The results indicated the presence of Cryptosporidium andersoni in the sequenced samples and C. bovis in two samples as a common infection. No Cryptosporidium oocysts were found in fecal specimens collected from sheep and goats. The present work reports the first data on Cryptosporidium species in animals from Mongolia. Further studies are necessary to understand the epidemiology and transmission of Cryptosporidium in domestic animals in Mongolia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901-905
Number of pages5
JournalParasitology research
Volume102
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Burenbaatar, B., Bakheit, M. A., Plutzer, J., Suzuki, N., Igarashi, I., Ongerth, J., & Karanis, P. (2008). Prevalence and genotyping of Cryptosporidium species from farm animals in Mongolia. Parasitology research, 102(5), 901-905. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-007-0847-6