Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

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Prevalence of Toxocarosis Vitulorum in Cattle in Thracia, Turkey




The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of toxocarosis vitulorum in cattle in Thracia area of Marmara Region (in northwestern Turkey). For this purpose a different location was visited each month between May 1993 April 1994 and a total of 796 fecal samples were collected from 12 locations. The eggs of this parasite were found in 4.3% out of the 326 cattle aged up to 6 months while none of the 470 cattle 6 months and over. The parasite was encountered in 9 (75%) out of 12 locations. EPG's ranged from 25 to 5800.

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