If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

Domestic Sheep as a Rare Definitive Host of the Large American Liver Fluke Fascioloides magna

W. J. Foreyt
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 76, No. 5 (Oct., 1990), pp. 736-739
DOI: 10.2307/3282993
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3282993
Page Count: 4
  • Download PDF
  • Cite this Item

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
Domestic Sheep as a Rare Definitive Host of the Large American Liver Fluke Fascioloides magna
Preview not available

Abstract

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.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
736
    736
  • Thumbnail: Page 
737
    737
  • Thumbnail: Page 
738
    738
  • Thumbnail: Page 
739
    739