The Prevalence of Cryptosporidium Infection in Neonatal Diarrhoeic Sheep Lambs with Observation of Resolution using Paromomycin Treatment

This study was conducted between May and August 2016. A total of 45 fecal specimens obtained from 6-37 day old lamb were examined for the presence and prevalence of Cryptosporidium by rapid Immunochromatographic (ICT). The prevalence of the infection was found in 33 specimens out of 45 (73.33%). The infected lambs were treated by using Paromomycin sulphate (Parofor®) and retested for the presence of Cryptosporidium infection after 5 days of consecutive treatment. We report in this study the successful resolution of Cryptosporidium with Parofor®.

Author(s): Osman A Hameed, Taj Elsir SA Abu-Zeid, Ghulam Rasool, Albadri Makki, Mohamed Khidr Taha and Brigitte Duquesne

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