Ruminal paramphistomosis in cattle from northeastern Algeria: prevalence, parasite burdens and species identification.

Abstract : Slaughterhouse samples were analysed over a two-year period (September 2010-August 2012) in Jijel (northeastern Algeria) in order to determine seasonal variations in the prevalence and intensity of bovine paramphistomosis in a Mediterranean climate and identify paramphistome species using molecular biology. In spring and summer, significantly higher prevalences and lower parasite burdens were noted in bull calves, thus indicating an effect of season on these parameters. In contrast, the differences among seasonal prevalences or among seasonal parasite burdens were not significant in the case of old cows. Eleven adult worms from the slaughterhouses of Jijel and three neighbouring departments (Constantine, El Tarf and Setif) were analysed using molecular markers for species identification. Two different species, Calicophoron daubneyi and C. microbothrium, were found. The presence of these two paramphistomids raises the question of their respective frequency in the definitive host and local intermediate hosts.
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Amal Titi, Abdeslam Mekroud, Mohamed El Hadi Chibat, Mehdi Boucheikhchoukh, Rima Zein-Eddine, et al.. Ruminal paramphistomosis in cattle from northeastern Algeria: prevalence, parasite burdens and species identification.. Parasite, EDP Sciences, 2013, pp.50. ⟨hal-01101319⟩

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