Dicrocoeliosis is mainly caused by Dicrocoelium dendriticum, which is also known as 'lancet fluke' or 'small liver fluke' as opposed to Fasciola spp., otherwise known as the 'liver fluke'. This underestimated parasitic disease affects the liver of domestic and wild ruminants, which can lead to weight loss and reduced milk production, and is also common among grazing ruminants. Reports of dicrocoeliosis are increasing, mainly due to the expansion of dry desertified habitats and the increase in anthelmintic resistance. This article provides insights into the latest investigations on diagnosis and control of dicrocoeliosis, and discusses the feasibility of environmentally friendly management strategies.
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|Titolo:||Dicrocoeliosis of ruminants: a little known fluke disease|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|