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Volume 45, Issue 2 (Jun 2008)


Review and update of paramphistomosis

R. Sanabria
  • Centro de Diagnóstico e Investigaciones Veterinarias (CEDIVE)-Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Alvear 803, (7130) Chascomús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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/ J. Romero
  • Centro de Diagnóstico e Investigaciones Veterinarias (CEDIVE)-Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Alvear 803, (7130) Chascomús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Published Online: 2008-06-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11687-008-0012-5


Despite records of ruminal paramphistomes in Argentina dating back to the beginning of the XX century, in the last decade cases have increased in number with evidence of spreading to new geographical areas. This fact led us to carry out some studies in the last few years in order to enhance the poor availability of reports in South America, some of which are actually performed in our group. This paper reviews the characteristics of the life cycles and some aspects of the disease both at world and local level, and updates the latest paramphistome reports in domestic ruminants of Argentina.

Keywords: Paramphistomum; ruminants; intermediate host

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Published Online: 2008-06-05

Published in Print: 2008-06-01

Citation Information: Helminthologia, ISSN (Online) 1336-9083, ISSN (Print) 0440-6605, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11687-008-0012-5. Export Citation

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