2020
DOI: 10.21203/rs.2.20161/v1
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First report of Blastocystis infection in pigs from large-scale farms in Xinjiang, China

Abstract: Background: Blastocystis is a commonly identified intestinal protozoan in humans and various animals. Few studies are available regarding the genetic characterization of Blastocystis infections in pigs in China. Methods: In this study, 801 fecal samples were collected from seven large-scale pig farms in Xinjiang and tested by polymerase chain reaction. Results: The average infection rate of Blastocystis was 21.7% (174/801); the infection rates for pre-weaning piglets, post-weaning piglets, fattening pigs, and … Show more

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