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Type of publication: conference paper
Type of publication (PDB): Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Gibiežaitė, Justina Monika;Pūraitė, Irma;Mažeika, Vytautas;Paulauskas, Algimantas
Title: Fasciola hepatica parasitisms among isolated populations of sika deer
Is part of: The vital nature sign [elektroninis išteklius] : 7-th international scientific conference : abstract book. Kaunas : Vytautas Magnus university, 2013, [no. 7]
Extent: p. 27-27
Date: 2013
Abstract: Sika deer (Cervus nippon) was first brought to Lithuania in 1954 from the former Soviet Union, from the area well known as Gorno Altaisky. In Lithuania, every year more and more farmers are determined to grow cervids. Harvested deer often travel to new emerging economies, exchanged breeders. In year 2012, there were around 150 deer farms with about 2,000 sika deer held in Lithuania in them. Lithuania sika deer breeding have been started hoping to sell the horns of the calf. Now part of the farmed sika deer are beeing killed to fulfill the business needs. There was an infection registered of sika deer with plain and roundworms in reindeer famrs. Young deer thought to be very prone to dangerous Fasciola hepatica which damages the liver, bile duct, gall bladder and shows some damaging symptoms on a pancreas. In this study, 14 individuals from Kaunas region deer farms were tested for their capability to catch the infection from a lancet liver fluke. In these deer farm, there were some cases in the past when young deer were killed by Fasciola hepatica during a winter. Out of the 14 sika deer tested, all the deer were infected with Fasciola hepatica. Parasites were identified by morphology and measure. It was found that in the liver of one individual, the number of parasites ranged from 1 to 58 individuals. Prevalance of infection was 100% (80.7-100). Mean abundance ± SD = 19.0 ± 19.3. Sika deer, which were particularly strongly infected with Fasciola hepatica, were extremely gaunt and had a dilapidated coat. The deer that were the most often infected were 2-3 years of age
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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