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experimental fascioloides magna infections of mule deer (odocoileus hemionus hemionus).six mule deer (odocoileus hemionus hemionus) and one white-tailed deer (odocoileus virginianus), approximately 5-mo-old, each were inoculated orally with 500 metacercariae of fascioloides magna. all mule deer died from liver fluke infection between 69 and 134 days (mean = 114, se = 9.9) after inoculation. between 38 and 326 immature f. magna (mean = 102, se = 45.5) were recovered from each deer at necropsy. flukes were present in livers, lungs, and free in pleural and peritoneal spaces. infectio ...19921602568
domestic sheep as a rare definitive host of the large american liver fluke fascioloides magna.two domestic sheep were inoculated orally with 250 metacercariae of fascioloides magna. one sheep died 4 mo after inoculation and 22 immature f. magna were recovered. the second sheep remained healthy and was killed 8 mo after inoculation. ten mature f. magna were recovered from hepatic parenchyma, and eggs of f. magna were observed in areas of the liver where flukes resided and from feces. although f. magna is almost always lethal to sheep, this sheep was a rare definitive host.19902213420
update on trematode infections in sheep.trematode parasites live in the liver, fore stomachs or blood vessels of a wide range of animals and humans. most of them have a special economic and veterinary significance. liver fluke disease of sheep and other animal species is caused by the common liver fluke fasciola hepatica. hepatic fasciolosis occurs throughout the world, where climatic conditions are suitable for the survival of aquatic intermediate host snails. also of importance for ruminants, in some parts of the world, are fasciola ...201222521973
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