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|Title:||Occurrence of hydatidosis in slaughter buffaloes (Bos bubalis) and Helminths in stray dogs in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal|
Moses N. Kyule
Maximilian P.O. Baumann
|Abstract:||The study aimed at identifying the occurrence of hydatidosis in slaughter buffaloes and helminth eggs, particularly Taenia spp. eggs in stray dogs' fecal samples in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. The study period was from November, 2004 to April, 2005. A total of 500 buffalo carcasses in a slaughterhouse, at the riversides and individual butchers' sites were examined for the presence of hydatid cysts. The cyst fluid was collected and microscopically examined to determine if it was fertile or not. Of the 500 carcasses examined, 10.6 % had hydatid cysts. Specifically, the slaughterhouse carcasses had a 6.7 % occurrence of hydatid cysts, whereas those examined at riversides and individual butcher places had 10.0% and 12.7 %, respectively. Distributions of the hydatid cysts by specific organs showed single occurrence of 6.4 % in lungs, 2.4 % in livers and 1.8 % in both, livers and lungs. In a total of 53 infected buffaloes, 58.5 % were fertile and 41.5 % sterile cysts. Overall, 366 faecal samples from stray dogs were collected around buffaloes slaughtering areas (slaughterhouse and individual butcher places), riversides, garbage sites and temple sites. These samples were examined by formalin-ether concentration technique to investigate the presence of different helminth eggs. The total prevalence of Taenia, hookworms, Trichuris/Capillaria, Toxocara, Spirometra and Physaloptera eggs were 12.8 %, 18.3 %, 19.1 %, 12.8 %, 1.4 % and 1.9 %, respectively. © 2006 Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.|
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