76 (1) 31-34

Title: 
Prevalence of cryptosporidiosis in Belgian snake collections
Author(s): 
T. HELLEBUYCK, D. VANCRAEYNEST, T. GEURDEN, E. CLAEREBOUT, F. PASMANS
Abstract: 

This report describes a prevalence study of cryptosporidiosis in 105 snakes from 7 Belgian snake collections. Several non-European studies have shown high prevalences in snake collections of zoos and in snake populations in the wild. In spite of correct sampling and proper detection procedures, not a single positive sample was found in the present study. Therefore one can conclude that the importance of this parasite in the collections examined is negligible.

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