Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Fasciola hepatica

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_1163-2

Name

Latin: fasciola = small band; Greek: hepai = liver.

Classification

Genus of Digenea.

Morphology

The life cycle of the so-called large liver fluke is shown in Fig. 1.

Keywords

Life Cycle Bile Duct Adult Stage Infected Animal Adult Worm 
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Further Reading

  1. Byrne AW et al (2016) Liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) infection in cattle in Northern Ireland: a large-scale epidemiological investigation utilising surveillance data. Parasit Vectors 9(1):209CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Charlier J et al (2015) ECONOHEALTH: placing helminth infections of livestock in an economic and social context. Vet Parasitol 212:62–67CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Kelley JM et al (2016) Current threat of triclabendazole resistance in Fasciola hepatica. Trends Parasitol 32:458–469CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Novobilský A, Höglund J (2015) First report of closantel treatment failure against Fasciola hepatica in cattle. Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist 5:172–177CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  5. Solana MV et al (2016) In vivo assessment of closantel ovicidal activity in Fasciola hepatica eggs. Exp Parasitol 160:49–53CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany