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Balantidium in swine

Description

The disease balantidiasis is an example of a zoonotic waterborne infection. The protozoan causing the infection, Balantidium coli, is common in swine worldwide in warm and temperate climates, but is rarely reported in Canada. Although there appears to be little risk of acquiring B. coli in Canada, producers should be aware of the disease and its effects on their animals and themselves. The prevalence of balantidiasis in Canada is not known precisely since it is not a reportable disease in people, and few surveys have been conducted to determine its prevalence in swine.

Tags
b.coli balantidium hogs livestock insects parasites pigs swine

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

2 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

Kennedy, Murray

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture
Subject (LCSH)

Balantidium.

Subject (LCSH)

Parasites.

Subject (LCSH)

Swine--Diseases.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2006-02-01

Date Added

2016-01-04T17:35:03.336816

Date Modified

2006-02-01

Date Issued

2006-02-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

655-11

NEOS catalogue key

3483252

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca