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J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2006 Apr;36(1):259-64.

Some parasitic flukes infecting farm animals in Al-Santa Center, Gharbia Governorate, Egypt.

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The General Organization for Veterinary Services (Formerly), Cairo Curative Organization, and Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.


A total of 213 farm animals in the vicinity of Al-Santa Center (73 cattle, 90 buffaloes and 50 sheep) were coprologic examined for natural infection with trematod-parasites. The results showed that cattle were infected with Fasciola sp (21.8%) and Paramphistomum sp. (7.3%), buffaloes were infected with Fasciola sp. (17.7%) and Paramphistomum sp. (10%), while sheep were infected with Fasciola sp. (30%), D. dendriticum (5%) and Paramphistomum sp. (4%). The three animal species were treated for paramphistomiasis with a total dose of 1800, 6000 and 7500 mgm of Oleo-resin solution of Commiphora molmol (dose of 6 ml of 10gm% equal to 2 Mirazid. The cure was 100% in sheep 80% in cattle and 44.4% in buffaloes. High dose for both cattle and buffaloes to reach 100% cure rate was not tried.

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