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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 121–125 | Cite as

Bovine fascioliasis in Nigeria-intercurrent parasitic and bacterial infections

  • A. Ogunrinade
  • G. O. Adegoke
Article

Summary

The bacterial and parasitic infections associated with field cases of bovine fascioliasis due toFasciola gigantica were investigated; 47.6% of infected cattle had blood parasites, 61.9% had faecal-borne parasites and 85.8% had positive bacterial isolates in the bile in contrast to 13.3% with blood parasites, 71.1% with faecal-borne parasites and 28.9% positive for bile bacteria among uninfected cattle.

Trypanosoma spp.,Babesia, Paramphistomum andSchistosoma were the most commonly found parasites associated with fascioliasis. On the other handStaphylococcus pyogenes, Escherichia coli and mixed infections of these with otherEnterobacteriaceae were the common bacteria isolated from the bile of infected cattle. The parasitaemia ofBabesia was significantly higher in infected than uninfected cattle but there was no significant difference in strongyle egg count between the 2 groups of cattle.

Keywords

Como Mixed Infection Trypanosoma Schistosoma Babesia 
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La Fasciolose Bovine Au Nigeria. Parasitisme Intercurrent Et Infections Bacteriennes

Résumé

Les infections parasitaires et microbiennes associées à la fasciolose bovine naturelle due àFasciola gigantica ont été étudiées; 47,6 p. 100 des animaux infectés étaient porteurs de parasites sanguins, 61,9 p. 100 avaient des parasites fécaux et 85,8 p. 100 avaient des bactéries dans la bile contre respectivement 13,3 p. 100, 71,1 p. 100 et 28.9 p. 100 chez le bétail indemne de fasciolose.

Trypanosoma spp.,Babesia, Paramphistomum etSchistosoma ont été les parasites les plus souvent associés avec la fasciolose. D'un autre côté,Staphylococcus pyogenes, Escherichia coli et des infections associées de ces derniers avec d'autres entérobactériacées ont été les bactéries les plus communément isolées de la bile ds animaux parasités. La parasitémie parBabesia a été significativement plus élevée chez le bétail infecté que chez le bétail sain, mais il n'y a eu aucune différence significative dans le nombre des oeufs de strongylidés entre les deux groups d'animaux.

Fascioliasis Bovina En Nigeria-Infecciones Intercurrentes Parasitarias Y Bacteriales

Resumen

Se estudiaron las infecciones intercurrentes tanto parasitarias como bacteriales en casos naturales deFasciola gigantica; el 47.6% del ganado infectado tenía hemoparásitos, 61.9% tenía parásitos derivados de las heces fecales y en el 85.8% se hicieron aislamientos bacteriales positivos de la bilis. Esto en contraposición a 13.3% de hemoparásitos, 71.1% con parásitos derivados de las heces fecales y 28.9% aislamientos bacteriales positivos hechos de la bilis de ganado no infectado conF. gigantica.

Los parásitos más comunmente asociados con fascioliasis fueronTrypanosoma spp.,Babesia, Paramphistomum y Schistosoma. Las bacterias aisladas de la bilis de ganado con fascioliasis fueron:Staphylococcus pyogenes, Escherichia coli, existiendo ambas también en forma mixta y asociadas con otras Enterobacteriaceas. La parasitemia conbabesia fue la más importante en ganado con fascioliasis. No hubo diferencia en los dos grupos de ganado (infectados y no infectados) en cuanto al conteo de huevos de especies de estrongilos.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ogunrinade
    • 1
  • G. O. Adegoke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Microbiology and ParasitologyUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria

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