Mesenteric lymph nodes infection with Linguatula serrata nymphs in cattle

Document Type: Short paper

Authors

1 Department of Food Hygiene and Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran

2 Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran

3 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran

4 Graduated from School of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran

Abstract

871 mesenteric lymph nodes taken from 110 native cattle from Urmia slaughter-house with different
ages were examined for Linguatula serrata infection. The lymph nodes were studied based on their colour
and consistency. 44% of the cattle were found positive for L. serrata infection. The number of parasites
isolated from each infected lymph node varied from 1 to 69 with a mean of 5.48. There were no significant
differences in the number of parasites in different age groups. The study underlined the need for a more
thorough investigation of mesenteric lymph nodes inspection in the cattle of this region.

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