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Fluke

Parasite: Liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica)

Description:. Flattened, leaf-like brown worm.

Symptoms/Site of Disease: A pot-bellied condition might appear. This is caused by escaped fluids from damaged liver into the body cavity.

Geographic: Area, Environment: Much the same pattern as occurs in cattle; southeastern states along the Gulf, California, northwestern U.S. and on irrigated pastures.

Prevention: Anthelmintic treatment followed by good feeding program. Animals should be removed from infested ground. Wet pastures should be avoided.

Miscellaneous: Death may occur with heavy infestations without apparent symptoms. Infection can be transmitted to offspring.


 
 


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