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Monitoring and Treatment of Fascioloides magna in Semi-Farm Red Deer Husbandry in Croatia

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The presence of American liver fluke (Fascioloides magna) in Croatian wild ruminant species was detected for the first time in January 2000. At the same time, the problem of adequate parasitological monitoring and treatment appeared in the captive deer population. Quarantine and health screening protocols, as well as migration and transportation influence had to be evaluated in red deer husbandry. Non-invasive methods were introduced to estimate the prevalence of F. magna in the semi-farm rearing system. Coprological analysis has been performed on 264 faecal samples. The most effective antiparasitic treatment was implemented on herd and individual treatment. Treatment was extended to the free-ranging population of deer in the same region.

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Janicki, Z., Konjević, D. & Severin, K. Monitoring and Treatment of Fascioloides magna in Semi-Farm Red Deer Husbandry in Croatia. Vet Res Commun 29 (Suppl 2), 83–88 (2005).

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