Cryptosporidiosis in Neonatal Calves

Carol R. Wyatt, Michael W. Riggs, Ronald Fayer

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Cryptosporidiosis in calves is an ongoing problem, primarily because of the high prevalence and high morbidity associated with the infection. This article summarizes current knowledge of the host/parasite interactions associated with cryptosporidiosis. The infection process in intestinal mucosa, the pathophysiology of the disease process, and the immune responses initiated in the calf to control the infection are discussed. Methods for diagnosing C. parvum infection, treatments that have been tried, and management controls are also examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-103
Number of pages15
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2010


  • Cattle
  • Control
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Diagnostics
  • Immunity
  • Pathophysiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals


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