Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research

Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0983

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Atinafu Regasa

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Samara University College of Veterinary Medicine, Samara, Ethiopia

  • Review Article   
    Review on Fasciolosis, its Effect on Meat Quality/Hazards and Economical Importance
    Author(s): Atinafu Regasa* and Molla Seboka

    Fasciolosis is a parasitic disease caused by commonly known species of liver fluke that are Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica that affects most population of ruminants and exists worldwide. The disease is characterized by both acute and chronic forms of liver lesion. Acute fasciolosis is associated with migrating of immature flukes through the liver parenchyma and chronic fasciolosis is accompanied by weight loss, decreased meat and milk production. The disease aggravation depends on distribution of intermediate hosts Lymnaeidae snail species in areas where cattle and sheep produced. Abattoirs are important in terms of assurance of the quality of meat and meat products for human consumption. More importantly, abattoirs aim at controlling animal and zoonotic diseases. The investigation of fasciolosis at abattoirs has provided useful information regarding the pr.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0983.21.10.247

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