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dc.contributorTeber, Ghaleben_US
dc.contributorBouaicha, Fatenen_US
dc.contributorAmairia, Safaen_US
dc.contributorRekik, Mouraden_US
dc.contributorGharbi, Mohameden_US
dc.creatorKhaled, Khoulouden_US
dc.identifier.citationKhouloud Khaled, Ghaleb Teber, Faten Bouaicha, Safa Amairia, Mourad Rekik, Mohamed Gharbi. (29/11/2019). Infestation of small ruminants by the metacestode stage of Taenia hydatigena in slaughterhouse, North East Tunisia. Veterinary Medicine and Science.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Cysticercus tenuicollis (larvae of Taenia hydatigena) is a frequent cosmopolitan endoparasite of ruminants. The infestation by this parasite is underestimated since it is neither zoonotic nor inducing high economic losses in the sheep sector. Methods: This study aimed at estimating different parasitological indicators, Cysticercus tenuicollis infestation in small ruminants using a slaughterhouse-based survey in Northeast Tunisia. A total number of 3,692 sheep and 78 goats were examined in the slaughterhouse of Menzel Temime. Results: The overall prevalence was estimated to be 2.8 (106/3692) and 8.9% (7/78) in sheep and goats, respectively. The abundance in these two species was 0.24 and 0.05 and the intensity 1.97 and 2.85, respectively. In goats, all the cysts were found in the mesentery, whilst, in sheep, the majority were in mesentery (96%) but also on the liver in 2% of the cases and in both organs (2%). There were only cysts with aqueous liquid with predominantly middle-sized cysts (1 to 3 cm) corresponding to 63.15 and 70.34% in sheep and goats, respectively. Conclusion: Since, in small ruminants, the infestation by C. tenuicollis indicators are not high, low cost control measures should be implemented to eliminate this parasite in Northeast Tunisia.en_US
dc.publisherWiley Open Accessen_US
dc.sourceVeterinary Medicine and Science;(2019)en_US
dc.titleInfestation of small ruminants by the metacestode stage of Taenia hydatigena in slaughterhouse, North East Tunisiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idRekik, Mourad: 0000-0001-7455-2017en_US
cg.subject.agrovoccysticercus tenuicollisen_US
cg.contributor.centerManouba University, National School of Veterinary Medicine of Sidi Thabet - ENMVen_US
cg.contributor.centerMunicipality of Menzel Temimeen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - LAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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