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epidemiology of gastrointestinal parasites of awassi sheep in iraq.studies on the epidemiology of gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep, conducted at two different farms in the baghdad area, in 1979, revealed two peaks in worm egg counts in ewes, one in spring and the other in autumn; the latter coincided with the lambing season. similarly in lambs, two peaks of infection were apparent, but the spring peak was not so well defined. during the hot and dry summer months of iraq, helminthic infection was at a low level. faecal culture for larvae and their identificat ...19836683037
serological evidence of the occurrence of bluetongue in iraq.precipitating antibodies against bluetongue were detected in sheep and goat serum samples collected from animals slaughtered in baghdad abattoir. out of 294 sheep serum samples and 110 goat serum samples examined, 28 and 18 samples respectively showed precipitating activity. in addition, examination of sheep serum samples collected from localities where clinical cases similar to bluetongue were previously reported revealed the presence of bluetongue precipitating antibodies in 101 sera out of 19 ...1978208202
prevalence of sarcocystis spp. in meat-producing animals in iraq.the prevalence of sarcocystis spp. infection was investigated in 605 sheep, 826 goats, 1080 cattle, 580 water buffaloes and 36 camels slaughtered from 1992 to 1996 in the baghdad area (iraq) using naked eye examination for macroscopic sarcocysts, and peptic digestion, muscle squash, squeezing methods and indirect fluorescent antibody test (ifat) for microscopic types. the intestinal stages of the parasite were also studied in dogs experimentally fed with tissues containing microscopic cysts. the ...199910435793
ticks (ixodoidea) of domestic animals in iraq. 3. autumn infestations in the liwas of kut, amara and basra; winter and summer infestations in the liwa of baghdad. 19685690608
studies on the parasitic helminths of slaughtered animals in iraq. i. parasitic helminths of the liver of herbivores.the livers and lungs of 580 sheep, 160 goats, 418 cattle, 50 camels and 48 buffaloes slaughtered in baghdad in april-july, 1981 were examined for helminth parasites; 14.3% of the sheep, 0.6% of the goats, 18.2% of the cattle, 72.0% of the camels and 8.3% of the buffaloes were infected with trematodes and cestodes. dicrocoelium dendriticum is reported from the livers of sheep in iraq for the first time.19836660965
the prevalence of hydatid cysts in slaughtered animals in iraq.the prevalence of infection with hydatid cysts in sheep, goats, cattle and camels slaughtered at baghdad abattoir was recorded over a period of 18 months. the infection rates were generally lower than had been reported in previous surveys but remained high in camels. the lower prevalence rates were attributed to the destruction of stray dogs, improved standards of meat inspection and an overall improvements in socio-economic conditions. the fertility rate of the cysts was higher in camels than i ...19807436604
seasonal occurrence of przhevalskiana silenus brauer (diptera, oestridae) warble flies on goats and sheep in the baghdad area, iraq. 19744447598
congo/crimean haemorrhagic fever in iraq.congo/crimean haemorrhagic fever was recognized for the first time in iraq in 1979. the first case was reported on 3 september 1979 and since then a further 9 patients have been investigated. eight patients gave a history of previous contact with sheep or cattle, while 2 patients, a resident doctor and an auxiliary nurse, acquired their infections in hospital by direct contact with patients. the causal virus was isolated from patients' blood and postmortem liver specimens. the virus isolates wer ...19816790183
seasonal fluctuations and hypobiosis of gastro-intestinal nematodes of awassi lambs in iraq.the results of an epidemiological study involving the estimation of worm counts of gastro-intestinal nematodes of lambs, during the period december 1978 to november 1979, in the baghdad area are reported. ostertagia spp. and trichostrongylus spp. were the most abundant nematodes in the weaned lambs used in this study. ostertagia spp. infection was present throughout the period of observation, the level of infection being the highest during early summer (may-june). trichostrongylus spp. infection ...19836856333
residue levels of organochlorine insecticides in lamb and beef from baghdad. 19853986389
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