The Distribution And factors Influence The Establishment Of Fasciola Hepatica Linnaeus 1758 in Native Oklahoma Cattle

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1970
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Henry Kipkemei C
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Fasciola hepatica, the common liver fluke of cattle, sheep, and other mammals, inhabit the bile ducts and gall bladder as adults. The migratory phases of the immature parasite occur in the peritoneal cavity, the parenchyma of the liver, and occasionally in other parts of the body, especially the lungs. The migratory behavior of this parasite has been reviewed extensively by Dawes and Hughes (1964). Lesions produced in the liver may cause an acute form of the disease. A chronic disease may develop later from adult flukes in the bile ducts. Both forms of the disease result in economic loss, particularly from liver condemnation.
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