Cryptosporidium parvum: The Veterinary Perspective

  • Arwid Daugschies
Part of the Parasitology Research Monographs book series (Parasitology Res. Monogr., volume 2)


Apicomplexan parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium are increasingly considered as pathogens of zoonotic and animal health impact. However, many questions related to important aspects such as epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunology and efficient control measures remain to be answered. Advanced and conventional tools are available to study these parasites in depth which opens the door to multidisciplinary approaches combining expertise from different scientific disciplines. This short review highlights several aspects where particularly veterinary parasitologists are committed to provide relevant contributions to cryptosporidiosis research.


Control Option Curcuma Longa Cryptosporidium Parvum Zoonotic Transmission Veterinary Parasitologist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of ParasitologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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