First isolation of Para filaria bovicola from clinically affected cattle in Belgium

Losson, B.; Saegerman, C.
May 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;5/16/2009, Vol. 164 Issue 20, p623
Academic Journal
The observation of the first two outbreaks of bovine parafilariosis in Belgium led to a preliminary epidemiological investigation conducted through a telephone survey among veterinarians in a limited area around the outbreaks. Typical clinical signs consisting of bleeding spots and areas of oedema were recorded, and the aetiology was confirmed through the observation of typical embryonated eggs of Parafilaria bovicolo in the exudate. The localisation of the lesions on the withers, neck, back and, to a smaller extent, the rump of the animals, and their first appearance in early spring, were additional useful epidemiological observations. The clinical herd prevalence in the area was 14·1 per cent (95 per cent confidence interval 11·3 to 17·2 per cent), suggesting that bovine parafilariosis is established in the area.


Related Articles

  • The Effect of Ivermectin Pour-on Administration Against Natural Heterakis gallinarum Infestation and its Prevalence in Native Poultry.  // American Journal of Animal & Veterinary Sciences;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p55 

    No abstract available.

  • Parasite prevalence in a village in Burkina Faso: the contribution of new techniques. Fortunato, Simona; Castagna, Barbara; Monteleone, Maria Rita; Pierro, Raffaela; Cringoli, Giuseppe; Bruschi, Fabrizio // Journal of Infection in Developing Countries;May2014, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p670 

    Introduction: Parasites are a major public health problem in developing countries. A coproparasitological and immunoparasitological study was conducted in Burkina Faso, in the rural village of Touguri, in November and December 2011. The coproparasitologic analysis was conducted in the pediatric...

  • The Effect of Ivermectin Pour-on Administration Against Natural Oesophagostomum Radiatum Infestations and Prevalence Rate of That in Cattle. Yagoob, Garedaghi; Mirhadi, khayatnouri; Saeid, Safarmashaei // American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture;Apr-Jun2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p258 

    These days one of the real problems that cause the prejudice economic in animal farms yearly is parasitic diseases. For that reason to prevent these problems the use of antiparasitic drugs is necessary. Ivermectin is a broad spectrum antiparasitic agent and different dosage forms such as...

  • Prevalence of Fleas and Gastrointestinal Parasites in Free-Roaming Cats in Central Mexico. Cantó, Germinal J.; Guerrero, Roberto I.; Olvera-Ramírez, Andrea M.; Milián, Feliciano; Mosqueda, Juan; Aguilar-Tipacamú, Gabriela // PLoS ONE;Apr2013, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p1 

    The prevalence of fleas and gastrointestinal parasites in free-roaming and domestic cats in central Mexico was evaluated. Three hundred and fifty eight cats captured in the street or brought in by owners to the Animal Control Center Unit, a unit of State Government, from June 2010 to May 2011,...

  • Parasitic diseases.  // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;8/23/2008, Vol. 163 Issue 8, p232 

    The article reports that nematodirosis has been confirmed on 52 different premises in Scotland in June 2008. Three-month-old lambs were affected in Aberdeenshire. One or two lambs died each week. There was gross evidence of secondary nephrosis at postmortem examination. A six-week-old lamb from...

  • PREVALÊNCIA DE ALTERAÇÕES HEPÁTICAS DETECTADAS EM BOVINOS ABATIDOS EM MATADOURO-FRIGORÍFICO DO MUNICÍPIO DE PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE, ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO. Tostes, Raimundo Alberto; Fernandes Inagaki, Jorge Minor; dos Santos Bersot, Luciano; Chiara Taveira, Thiago; Quirilos Assis, Hemir Martins // Archives of Veterinary Science;2013 Supplement, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p156 

    The aim this study was evaluated the prevalence of livers condemnations during slaughter. Were evaluated 100,723 animals slaughtered in the period from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011 in a abattoir in the region of Presidente Prudente, state of São Paulo. According with evaluations in the...

  • Half-foot-long Worms Found in 2 Cats.  // Cat Watch;Jun2014, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p1 

    The article offers information on the research conducted by veterinarians at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine regarding the protection of domestic cats from parasitic infection. Topics include verification of infection of cats in the U.S. by Dracunculus insignis, a parasitic...

  • Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Stray Cats of Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Hye-Youn Kim; Yun-Ah Kim; Seungwon Kang; Ho Sa Lee; Ho Gun Rhie; Hye-Jin Ahn; Ho-Woo Nam; Sang-Eun Lee // Korean Journal of Parasitology;Sep2008, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p199 

    Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular zoonotic protozoan with a worldwide distribution. It infects humans as well as a broad spectrum of vertebrate hosts. Cats and wild felidae play crucial roles in the epidemiology of toxoplasmosis. This study was performed to survey the prevalence of...

  • PARASITES OF DOMESTIC AND WILD ANIMALS IN SOUTH AFRICA. XLVIII. TICKS (ACARI: IXODIDAE) INFESTING DOMESTIC CATS AND WILD FELIDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Horak, Ivan G.; Heyne, Heloise; Donkin, Edward F. // Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research;2010, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p13 

    Ticks collected from domestic cats (Felis catus), cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), caracals (Caracal caracal), African wild cats (Fells lybica), black-footed cats (Fells nigripes), a serval (Leptailurus serval), lions (Panthera leo), and leopards (Panthera pardus) were identified and counted....


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics