Pakistan’ın Pencap eyaletindeki Çiftlik hayvanlarında (sığır, koyun ve keçi) Echinococcus granulosus izolatlarının mevcudiyeti, kist karakteristiği ve Çengel morfolojisi

Translated title of the contribution: Availability, cyst characteristics and hook morphology of Echinococcus granulosus isolates from livestock (Cattle, sheep and goats) in Central Punjab, Pakistan

Irfan Mustafa, Mussarat Shahbaz, Saira Asif, Mobushir Riaz Khan, Umer Saeed, Faiza Sadiq, Tahir Mehmood, Haroon Ahmed, Sami Simsek

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Abstract

Cystic Echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonotic infection caused by larval (metacestode) stages of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus and the family Taeniidae. The aim of current study was to determine the availability and organ placement of hydatid cysts in some ruminants of Pakistan and to study of rostellar hooks morphology of protoscoleces of E. granulosus. A total of 2803 animals comprising 925 sheep, 939 goats and 939 cattle (n=) from both sexes were examined to find out the prevalence of hydatid cysts in different regions of Central Punjab from January to December 2013. The overall prevalence of hydatidosis was determined as 3.24%, 2.44% and 2.44% in examined sheep, goats and cattle, respectively. The localization of hydatid cysts in the livers of infected sheep, goats and cattle was found as 1.4%, 1.17% and 1.17%, respectively while lung localizations were determined as 1.83%, 1.27% and 1.27% in the same order. Among the 33, 25 and 30 examined hydatid cysts in sheep, goats and cattle, 8 (24.2%), 11 (33.3%), 8 (24.2%), 6 (18.1%); 9 (36%), 9 (36%), 4 (16%), 3 (12%) and 10 (33.3%), 11 (36.6%), 4 (13.3%), 5 (16.6%) were characterized as fertile, sterile, calcified and under-developed, respectively. The total number of hooks on protoscoleces was 28.68±3.80 (sheep origin), 26.0±2.59 (goat origin) and 27.70±1.11 (cattle origin). In conclusion our investigation revealed that availability of hydatid cysts is still significantly higher among all examined livestocks.

Translated title of the contributionAvailability, cyst characteristics and hook morphology of Echinococcus granulosus isolates from livestock (Cattle, sheep and goats) in Central Punjab, Pakistan
Original languageOther
Pages (from-to)849-854
Number of pages6
JournalKafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi
Volume21
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2015

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