Fasciola hepatica infection in wild boar in the UK

Thompson, H.; Irvine, R. M.; Philbey, A. W.
December 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;12/5/2009, Vol. 165 Issue 23, p697
Academic Journal
The article presents an analysis on the presence of fasciola hepatica-caused infections on the livers of several wild boars in Great Britain. It shows that 15-25 adult flukes were found on Scottish wild boars, in which cysts in the liver looks like milk spot lesions due to the migrating roundworm named ascaris suum. It cites that adult flukes were also seen in the pigs' bile ducts in Germany in 1971. Previous studies related to the infections and image are provided.


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