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the culicoides vectors of african horse sickness virus in morocco: distribution and epidemiological implications.african horse sickness (ahs) is a vector-borne, infectious disease of equids caused by african horse sickness virus. the only proven field vector of the virus is the biting midge culicoides imicola, although c. obsoletus and c. pulicaris are suspected vectors. in 1994-5 a total of 3887 light trap samples were collected from 22 sites distributed over most of morocco. culicoides imicola was found to be very widely distributed with the greatest catches in the low-lying north-western areas (between ...19989785501
the spatial and seasonal distribution of african horse sickness and its potential culicoides vectors in morocco.african horse sickness (ahs) is a vector-borne, infectious disease of equines that is caused by african horse sickness virus (ahsv). the only proven field vector is the biting midge culicoides imicola, although c. obsoletus and c. pulicaris are suspected vectors. there was a recent epizootic of ahs in iberia (1987-90) and morocco (1989-91). in 1994-45 a total of 3887 light trap samples were taken from twenty-two sites distributed over most of morocco. culicoides imicola was found to be very wide ...19979330250
epidemiological observations on stomach worms of horses in morocco.six to nine horses per month (total of 94 in a year) were examined for stomach worms in the settat region of morocco. all the animals were infected by at least one helminth species. habronema muscae occurred in 95.8%, h. majus in 75.6% and trichostrongylus axei in 80.9% of horses. polyparasitism was observed in 93.6% of horses. both for habronema sp. and t. axei the peak worm burden was observed in november and minimum in june. the infection pattern of habronema spp. was directly related to the ...19816456299
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