Prevalence of fasciolosis in ruminant in Karbala city
Khetam L Hussain and Zainab R Zghair
The total number of the examined cow was (500) divided into 296 and 204 male and female, respectively and number of infected was 8, 2 male and 6 female. Infection in cow was 3.61% (0.67 to 2.94%) for male and female, respectively. In sheep the number of examined was (448), divided into 220 male and 228 female, but the total infected ones was (13), divided into 5 male and female 8. Infection in sheep was 5.77% (2.27 to 3.5%) for male and female. The pathological examinationofliver of cattle infection with Fasciola shows presence of fibrosis around bile ducts with cellular infiltrations, in sheep the portal area in some sections there are flukes with different stages surrounded by inflammatory cells with fibrous tissue, and different stages of immature flukes with mechanical destruction of liver tissue.