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    Toxocara vitulorum infection in German beef cattle (2017)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Venjakob, Peter L (WE 19)
    Thiele, Gerhard
    Clausen, Peter-Henning (WE 13)
    Nijhof, Ard M (WE 13)
    Quelle
    Parasitology research; 116(3) — S. 1085–1088
    ISSN: 0932-0113
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    URL (Volltext): http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00436-017-5393-2
    DOI: 10.1007/s00436-017-5393-2
    Pubmed: 28155105
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Toxocara vitulorum is an ascarid that is frequently found in sub-tropical regions but little is known about infections in more temperate climates. In this study, we report the occurrence of this parasite in a beef cattle herd in eastern Germany. In June 2016, large (14-20 cm) cream-colored worms identified as adult T. vitulorum were observed in the feces of 2- to 3-month-old calves. Eggs of this parasite were subsequently detected in pooled fecal samples collected on all three farm sites. The morphological identification was supported by analysis of partial cytochrome c oxidase I and internal transcribed spacer 1 gene sequences. Clinical signs of toxocariasis, such as diarrhea and loss of body weight were not apparent.