A report from a research team at the from the University of Queensland, Australia has identified Blastocystis infection in both the small and large intestines of pigs. By studying a total of 28 pigs infected with Blastocystis, the authors found that the primary types observed were Blastocystis sp. subtypes 3 and 1. The researchers suggested that pigs may provide suitable animals models for Blastocystis infection in humans. The full text of the study is available from PLOS-One.