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Chronic fascioliasis in farmed and wild greater rheas (Rhea americana).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17257760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From 50 farmed Rhea americana slaughtered for human consumption, adult forms and eggs of Fasciola hepatica were found in 4. The other three livers were free of flukes but did show lesions caused by larval fluke migration. Histological lesions were similar to those caused by flukes in cattle and sheep. The rheas were from an endemic area of ruminant fascioliasis in Southern Brazil. F. hepatica eggs were also found in faecal samples of wild rheas from another endemic area in Southern Brazil. It is likely that the rheas play a role in the transmission of the disease to ruminants and could be jeopardizing the control of this parasitosis in endemic areas. From the best of our knowledge this is the first report of fascioliasis in R. americana.
Mauro Pereira Soares; Sergio Silva da Silva; Leandro Quintana Nizoli; Samuel Rodrigues Felix; Ana Lucia Schild
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary parasitology     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0304-4017     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-12     Completed Date:  2007-11-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7602745     Medline TA:  Vet Parasitol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  168-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratório Regional de Diagnostico, Faculdade de Veterinária, UFPel, 96010-900 Pelotas, RS, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry
Bird Diseases / epidemiology,  parasitology*
Brazil / epidemiology
Chronic Disease
Fasciola hepatica / isolation & purification
Fascioliasis / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  veterinary*
Liver / parasitology,  pathology
Rheiformes / parasitology*

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