Copro-ELISA Prevalence of Fasciola hepatica in Cattle in Van, Turkey


Bostancı A., Oğuz B.

ACTA SCIENTIAE VETERINARIAE, vol.45, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: ACTA SCIENTIAE VETERINARIAE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: cattle, Copro-ELISA, fasciolosis, Van, Turkey, BOVINE FASCIOLIASIS, SHEEP, SLAUGHTERHOUSE, DIAGNOSIS, HELMINTHS, PROVINCE, DISTRICT, REGION
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Fasciolosis is an important food borne zoonotic disease caused by Fasciola trematode parasites. There are two types of Fasciola spp. namely F. hepatica and F. gigantica, widely distributed across the globe, affecting both human and animal hosts. In endemic regions, it is possible to base the diagnosis of fasciolosis on clinical signs and the season, however, it could be more useful to support these data with fecal examination and various hematologic and serological tests. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of fasciolosis in cattle in Van province by copro-ELISA technique.