Prevalencia de Linguatulosis Hepática en Bovinos Beneficiados en una Planta Faenadora de Carnes, Talca, Chile

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence of bovine hepatic linguatuliasis in a slaughterhouse in Talca, Chile

Miguel Carrillo Parraguez, Pamela Morales Muñoz, Francisco R Carvallo chaigneau, Cristina Abarca Garrido

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hepatic linguatuliasis of cattle slaughtered in an abattoir in Talca, Chile. Livers (n=376) were examined and compatible lesions and the presence of the nymph of Linguatula serrata were recorded. The results showed that 13.8% of livers showed lesions compatible with linguatulosis and the etiologic diagnosis was obtained in 48% of them. No significant differences by age group (p=0.187) were found. In 28% of livers with etiologic diagnosis, linguatuliasis was the only parasitic disease, 60% was associated with liver fluke and in one case with one hydatid cyst. The prevalence of hepatic linguatuliasis was 6.7% based on the presence of L. serrata nymphs.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence of bovine hepatic linguatuliasis in a slaughterhouse in Talca, Chile
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)169-177
Number of pages9
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cattle
  • Linguatula serrata
  • Liver
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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