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Prevalence of hydatidosis and fertility of hydatid cysts in sheep in Kirikkale, Turkey

Yildiz, K. and Gurcan, S. (2003) Prevalence of hydatidosis and fertility of hydatid cysts in sheep in Kirikkale, Turkey. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 51 (2). pp. 181-187. ISSN 0236-6290

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Abstract

This study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence and fertility of hydatid cysts in sheep in Kirikkale, Turkey. A total of 3.2% of 553 lambs and 50.9% of 1320 adults were found to be infected with hydatid cysts. The most common locations of cysts were in the liver and lung. Liver cysts tended to be more fertile than lung cysts (81.53% v. 76.47%), though the difference was not significant. The mean number of viable protoscoleces in the liver and lung cysts were 12,400 and 5,800, respectively. In general, 1-10 cysts were found in liver (51.8%) and lung (64.7%). The findings of this study indicate that hydatid cysts are common in sheep and the fertility rate of cysts is quite high. Sheep play an important role in the life cycle of Echinococcus granulosus in this region.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SV Veterinary science / állatorvostudomány
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 10:13
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/49191

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