IJSRP, Volume 12, Issue 8, August 2022 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Babi Kyi Soe, Khin Su Hlaing, Toe Win Naing, Khin Khin Pyae
A cross-sectional study was conducted to find out the prevalence and potential risk factors for shedding of Cryptosporidium spp. oocysts in cattle within Yangon Region. For this purpose, 350 fecal samples of cattle were collected from five quarters within Yangon region. The microscopic examination was performed with modified Ziehl-Neelsen (Z-N) staining. Pearson Chi-square test was used to determine potential risk factors. Among the fecal samples examined, 53.1% (186/350) were positive for Cryptosporidium spp. oocyst. Less than 6mth old calves had 2 times higher probability than the age group of 6mth-2yrs (CI: 1.04-3.7, p: 0.000, OR: 1.96) and had 13 times more likelihood than age group of >2yrs (CI: 1.02-4.1, p: 0.03, OR: 12.8). High risk of exposure to Cryptosporidium spp. infection was occurred in cattle of using river water supply (CI: 1.03-3.6, p: 0.05, OR: 2.97). Since Cryptosporidium spp. infection is zoonotic which can also cause major loss of productivity, routine fecal examination and control measures should be provided.