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Prevalence and intensity of Oestrus ovis in Akkaraman sheep in the Konya region of Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17044888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Slaughterhouse surveys to determine the prevalence and intensity of larval Oestrus ovis Linnaeus (Diptera: Oestridae) in sheep, were conducted monthly for 1 year in Konya, Turkey. A total of 624 sheep, selected at random, were examined and 59% were found to be infested by O. ovis. A total of 8801 larvae were collected, of which 68.9% were first-stage, 19.1% second-stage and 12% third-stage larvae. All three larval stadia were seen in each month of the year. The larval intensity for infected sheep was 23.9, with 16.48 L(1), 4.55 L(2) and 2.87 L(3). The monthly prevalence ranged from 34.6% in January to 76.9% in October. The largest number of larvae (180) was obtained from a sheep in August (122 L(1), 52 L(2) and 6 L(3)). The infestation rate was higher in 4 - 6-year-old sheep, at 72.6%. The infestation rates were 64.4% in female and 47.5% in male sheep.
U Uslu; B Dik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical and veterinary entomology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0269-283X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Vet. Entomol.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2006-12-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708682     Medline TA:  Med Vet Entomol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  347-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Parasitology, Selcuk University, Selcuk, Konya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Diptera / physiology*
Sheep Diseases / epidemiology*,  parasitology*
Time Factors
Turkey / epidemiology

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