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

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-875    | Article Id: B-875 | Page : 1085-1089
Citation :- Enteropathogens in Holstein calves with diarrhea during the first five weeks of age in México.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2019.(53):1085-1089
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, and F.G. Véliz-Deras velizderas@gmail.com
Address : Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Posgrado en Ciencias en Producción Agropecuaria, Periférico Raúl López Sánchez s/n, Colonia Valle Verde, Torreón, Coahuila, México.
Submitted Date : 9-12-2017
Accepted Date : 29-01-2018

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Dairy calf Diarrheal stool Intestinal pathogens Neonate Prevalence.

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