Gastrointestinal Trichocephalosis Associated With Candidiasis in a Pig

Flore CHIRILA, Nicodim FIT, George NADAS, Sorin RAPUNTEAN, Marian TAULESCU, Cosmina BOUARI, Octavian NEGREA, Zamfir MARCHIS


The most common illnesses in animals caused by yeast of the genus Candida infections occur as mastitis after prolonged antibiotic treatment in the form of dermatitis in dogs and systemic candidiasis. In contrast, pigs infected with Candida albicans cases are rarely mentioned even in the international literature. Coprologic sample was collected in a sterile plastic faces collector, and was kept in a refrigerator until the next day for the laboratory examinations. Stool sample was collected after 24 hours of treatment with avermectins. On macroscopic examination we observed parasites calibrated unequal, with elongated shape while direct parasitological examination has revealed the presence of characteristic eggs, lemon shaped, budding ends aspect, undeveloped. Bacterioscopic examination of feces in a Gram stained smear revealed fungal elements represented by oval cells, some budding cells and pseudohiphae presence. Diagnosis of these diseases can be overlooked in cases of incomplete laboratory examination. The result of treatment in field under these circumstances is ineffective because it is incomplete.


Candida albicans, gastrointestinal disorders, Trichocephalus spp., piglets

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