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Prevalence of sarcocysts in livestock of northwest Ethiopia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8919969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of Sarcocystis was conducted in cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys and chickens. A total of 671 haematoxylin-eosin (H-E) stained muscle tissue samples, including diaphragm, masseter, cardiac and oesophageal musculatures were examined. Additionally, cardiac muscle samples from 40 fetuses were included. An infestation rate of 93% in sheep, 82% in cattle, 81% in goats, 16.6% in donkeys and 6.6% in chickens was noted. The infestation rate of diaphragm, masseter, cardiac and oesophageal musculatures seems to be similar. None of the 40 fetal heart muscle samples from bovine, ovine, caprine and donkey fetuses examined harboured Sarcocystis. An attempt was made to demonstrate the possible occurrence of human Sarcocystis and a negative result was obtained. The possible impact of Sarcocystis on animal health in Ethiopia is discussed.
M Woldemeskel; F Gebreab
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zentralblatt für Veterinärmedizin. Reihe B. Journal of veterinary medicine. Series B     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0514-7166     ISO Abbreviation:  Zentralblatt Veterinarmedizin Reihe B     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-26     Completed Date:  1996-12-26     Revised Date:  2008-02-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0331325     Medline TA:  Zentralbl Veterinarmed B     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Domestic / parasitology*
Biopsy / veterinary
Cattle Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  parasitology
Data Collection
Ethiopia / epidemiology
Goat Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  parasitology
Heart / parasitology
Horse Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  parasitology
Muscle, Skeletal / parasitology,  pathology
Muscle, Smooth / parasitology,  pathology
Myocardium / pathology
Poultry Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  parasitology
Sarcocystis / isolation & purification*
Sarcocystosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  veterinary*
Sheep Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  parasitology

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