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Invasion of Alaria mesocercariae in wild boar in Latvia  [2014]

Berge, V., Food and Veterinary Service, Riga (Latvia); Keidane, D., Latvia Univ. of Agriculture, Jelgava (Latvia). Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; Kruklite, A., Latvia Univ. of Agriculture, Jelgava (Latvia). Faculty of Veterinary Medicine;

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Alariosis is a parasitological disease caused by parasitic trematode from the family Diplostomatidae and the genus Alaria. During the examination of wild boar (Sus scrofa) meat for presence of Trichinella, frequently Alaria mesocercariae are detected. The aim of the present work was to explore the invasion of Alaria mesocercariae in wild boar in Latvia. The study was performed in Latvia University of Agriculture Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Laboratory of Parasitology. For the study we used meat samples from hunted wild boars of different age and gender, from different regions of Latvia. We took meat samples from the pillars of diaphragm and the sinewy part of diaphragm. Examined sample weight was 100 g. Samples were examined using digestion method during one to seven days. To estimate about the invasion, we calculated extensity of invasion. Our study showed that Alaria mesocercariae were found in wild boar meat during all seasons. Since a year 2010 to 2013 the highest invasion was detected during winter months, with extensity 4,8% to 11,7%. The lowest extensity was detected during summer months in years 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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Veterinarmedicinas raksti (Latvia)

ISSN : 1407-1754