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Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú

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GODOY M., Yuraimis; ROQUE L., Eungenio; DOMENECH C., Ingrid  and  RODRIGUEZ F., Rafmarys. Coproparasitological diagnosis of Fasciola hepatica in cattle in a cuban livestock farm. Rev. investig. vet. Perú [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.2, pp.175-179. ISSN 1609-9117.

The aim of the study was to compare the coproparasitological method of Benedek sedimentation against the immunoenzimeassay for the diagnosis of Fasciola hepatica in cattle from a Cuban livestock large farm. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in February-March 2008 and faecal samples were collected to 254 Jersey, Holstein, and crossbreed animals. Sixteen positive cases (6.3%) were detected using FasciDIG whereas only 10 (3.9%) using the Benedek sedimentation method. It was concluded that the immunoassay method (FasciDIG) showed better diagnostic sensitivity than the Benedek sedimentation test.

Keywords : Fasciola hepatica; conic cup; immunoenzymatic; bovine.

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