The present study aims to determine the morphological features of amphistome adults and eggs combined with examining pathological, hematological and bile biochemical response in buffaloes to Gigantocotyle explanatum infection.
The results demonstrate that morphological markers, pathological, hematological and bile biochemical studies are effective tools that could be used as complementary in diagnosis of amphistome infections in ruminants.
The Gigantocotyle explanatum has economic importance in ruminants but presently no reliable methods are available to identify and differentiate this parasite from other amphistomes. Although diagnosis of amphistome infection relies on detection of parasite eggs during faecal examination, it is impossible to identify which species is present from morphological analysis of the eggs alone.
Amphistomes, Abattoirs, Gigantocotyle explanatum, Morphometry, Buffaloes, Biochemical analysis.
Paralytic effect of alcoholic extract of Allium sativum and piper langum on liver amphistome
, Gigantocotyle explanatum Indian journal of Pharmacology, 40: 2.
(Table 1, 2, 3) The present study revealed a marked reduction in haematocrit, haemoglobin and RBC count which confirmed the observations of early workers, Misra et al., (1996) who observed decreased values of haematocrit, haemoglobin, and RBC counts in lambs in relation to nematode and amphistome
Studies on the biology of the frog amphistome
, Diplodiscus temperatus Stafford.
Some hematobiochemical studies on Garole sheep infected with amphistome
Epidemiology of Fasciola gigantica and amphistomes
in cattle on traditional, small-scale dairy and large-scale dairy farms in the southern highlands of Tanzania.
(2015) found the prevalence of Strongyle (35.41%), Strongyloides (0.49%), Trichuris (0%), Toxocara (0.099%), the Fasciola species (4.44%) Amphistomes
species (11.06%) Moniezia expansa (0.64%) and Teania Species (0.35%), in bovines (Swarnakar et al., 2015).
Epidemiology of Fasciolagigantica and amphistomes
in cattle on traditional, small- scale dairy and large-scale dairy farms in the southern highlands of Tanzania.