Fasciola in horses in the Republic of South Africa : a single natural case of Fasciola hepatica and the failure to infest ten horses either with F. hepatica or Fasciola gigantica

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dc.contributor.author Alves, Regina M.R.
dc.contributor.author Van Rensburg, L.J.
dc.contributor.editor Bigalke, R.D.
dc.contributor.upauthor Van Wyk, J.A. (Jan Aucamp)
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dc.date.issued 1988
dc.description The articles have been scanned in colour with a HP Scanjet 5590; 600dpi. Adobe Acrobat XI Pro was used to OCR the text and also for the merging and conversion to the final presentation PDF-format. en
dc.description.abstract The faeces of 11 horses were examined for Fasciola spp. eggs. One of them was positive for Fasciola hepatica, a finding which was confirmed post-mortem. The 10 negative horses were subsequently infested with either F. hepatica or Fasciola gigantica, each animal receiving orally from 500-9 500 metacercariae. No clinical signs were observed and no fluke eggs were detected in the faeces, and neither immature nor adult Fasciola worms were recovered from the horses slaughtered 16-26 weeks post-infestation with F. hepatica and 28-34 weeks post-infestation with F. gigantica, respectively. The results indicate that horses have a high level of resistance to both South African Fasciola spp. Factors which can probably explain the conflicting reports for the prevalences of fascioliasis in horses throughout the world and the varying results obtained in experimental infestations are briefly considered. en
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dc.identifier.citation Alves, RMR, Van Rensburg, LJ & Van Wyk, JA 1988, 'Fasciola in horses in the Republic of South Africa : a single natural case of Fasciola hepatica and the failure to infest ten horses either with F. hepatica or Fasciola gigantica', Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 157-163. en
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/42378
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Published by the Government Printer, Pretoria. en
dc.rights ©ARC - Onderstepoort and Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria (original). ©University of Pretoria. Dept. of Library Services (digital). en
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.title Fasciola in horses in the Republic of South Africa : a single natural case of Fasciola hepatica and the failure to infest ten horses either with F. hepatica or Fasciola gigantica en
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