Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 8 (august 2019) : 1085-1089

Enteropathogens in Holstein calves with diarrhea during the first five weeks of age in México

R.A. Delgado-González, C.A. Meza-Herrera, V.H. González-Álvarez, A.S. Alvarado-Espino, V. Contreras-Villareal, L.R. Gaytán-Alemán, G. Arellano-Rodríguez, , F.G. Véliz-Deras
1Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Posgrado en Ciencias en Producción Agropecuaria, Periférico Raúl López Sánchez s/n, Colonia Valle Verde, Torreón, Coahuila, México.
Cite article:- Delgado-González R.A., Meza-Herrera C.A., González-Álvarez V.H., Alvarado-Espino A.S., Contreras-Villareal V., Gaytán-Alemán L.R., Arellano-Rodríguez G., Véliz-Deras F.G. (2018). Enteropathogens in Holstein calves with diarrhea during the first five weeks of age in México. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(8): 1085-1089. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-875.
The aim was to assess the prevalence of etiologic agents of diarrhea in single and mixed infections and their relationship with age in Holstein calves. Fecal diarrheic samples (n=90) were taken to determine the causative agent (E. coli (K99), Salmonella spp., Cryptosporidium spp., Coronavirus, and Rotavirus). Samples tested were positive at least to one pathogen (87.7%), most of the positive cases were mixed infections (62%; P<0.01); from these, affected by two (59%), and by three or more agents (41%; P=0.07). Cryptosporidium spp. and Rotavirus were the most common agents and most of infections occurred during the first two weeks of age.
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