Prevalence and histopathological characteristics of Linguatula serrata infection among slaughtered ruminants in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran

AbstractThere is no data concerning the status ofLinguatula serrata (L. serrata) infection in ruminants in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran. Therefore, the present study was aimed to investigate the prevalence and pathologic features of linguatulosis, among slaughtered ruminants in several abattoirs in Mazandaran Province. The infection rate ofL. serrata in mesenteric lymph nodes of sheep, goats, and cattle were grossly and microscopically examined. Overall, of 6249 goats, sheep, and cattle examined, 16.8% of goats, 6.8% of sheep, and 6.9% of cattle were found to be infected withL. serrata nymphs. In general, the prevalence rate ofL. serrata infection was 9.1% in these animals. The prevalence ofL.serrata infection in goats was significantly (p 
Source: Comparative Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research

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