Occurrence of Fasciola spp. in bos taurus (Cattle) from selected abattoir in Cavite.

Silva, Kathleen Carla L. and Tañedo, Carmina B. (2013) Occurrence of Fasciola spp. in bos taurus (Cattle) from selected abattoir in Cavite. Undergraduate thesis, De La Salle University - Dasmariñas.

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Abstract

The present work determined the occurrence of Fasciola spp. in cattle from selected abattoirs in Cavite: Tagaytay, Trece Martirez and Imus using gross inspection of infected liver and fecalysis. Of the 29 cattle examined, 8 (27.58%) were infected. The mean fluke burden observed in this study was ~21 per liver (range: 3-44). Of the total cattle subjected to fluke count, 28.57% had between 3- 8 flukes in the liver. On the other hand, 42.84% had counts between 9-26 and 28.57% had counts greater than 38 flukes. Mixed infections (71.43%) by both species was the most abundant among the affected livers. Fasciola hepatica (28.57%) was the second whereas no Fasciola gigantica singly infect cattle. Therefore, the cattle slaughtered/butchered from abattoirs in Cavite for market purposes may have variable statuses of fascioliasis depending on the source. Livestock farms where these cattle were reared may have a favorable environment for the survival of snail intermediate host that cause transmissions to occur easily and disease to be established. Infected livers were all subjected to condemnation contributing to the economic loss in the part of livestock industry.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BIO 1254 2013
Keywords: Fasciola ; Cattle
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Users: College of Science and Computer Studies > Biological Science
Depositing User: Ivyjoy Viray
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 04:37
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2015 04:37
URI: http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph/id/eprint/749

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