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cryptosporididum

David E Granstrom degran1 at pop.uky.edu
Wed Jan 10 09:58:08 EST 1996


tmecham at ix.netcom.com(.Tim Mecham ) wrote:
>I am curious about this organism as a potential public health problem. 
>Since an outbreak in Green Bay WI, this sort of wimpy coccidia has
>elevated itself to be a serious problem, especially in immune
>compromised individuals.  The spread of this organism appears to be
>horses - which may have a signigificant impact on horseback riders.  I
>know that University of California, Davis is taking this seriously,
>they are requesting fecal samples from horse owners all over the state.
>
>I would sure be interested in any information regarding
>cryptosporidium, references etc.
>
>Thanks,
>Dr. J DVM
>
>ps. don't drink the water on horse trails!!!!!  
>
> 
A brief review of equine cryptosporidiosis and the water supply appeared 
in the April 1995 issue of the Equine Diseade Quarterly.  This 
publication is available online at 
http://www.ca.uky.edu/agcollege/vetscience/gluck1.htm.






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