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Table 1 The numbers of herds (representing 1421 individual alpacas) sampled from 81 farms from six states in Australia (Fig. 1), and the numbers of pooled faecal samples that were test-positive for Cryptosporidium sp., Giardia duodenalis and Enterocytozoon bieneusi using specific PCR-based sequencing tools (top). Molecular results are also presented according to season in which faecal samples were collected (bottom)

From: First cross-sectional, molecular epidemiological survey of Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Enterocytozoon in alpaca (Vicugna pacos) in Australia

  Alpacas sampled Pathogens identified by PCR-based sequencing
No. of herds No. of individuals Cryptosporidium sp. G. duodenalis E. bieneusi
State
 NSW 26 473 1 4 3
 QLD 7 113 0 0 0
 SA 7 117 0 1 2
 TAS 4 89 0 0 0
 VIC 32 563 2 1 3
 WA 5 66 0 0 0
 Total 81 1421 3 6 8
Season
 Spring 23 382 0 3 3
 Summer 20 369 0 0 0
 Autumn 5 89 0 1 0
 Winter 33 581 3 2 5
 Total 81 1421 3 6 8
  1. Abbreviations: NSW New South Wales, QLD Queensland, SA South Australia, TAS Tasmania, VIC Victoria, WA Western Australia