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IJAVMS. 2010; 4(2): 38-40

Prevalence, Organ Specificity and Economic Impact of Hydatidosis in the Cattle Slaughtered In the Lahore Abattoir

Muhammad A. Khan, Akhtar Tanveer, Muhammad Younus,Muhammad Shafiq, Khalid Saeed, Hassan T. Ammara, Tariq J. Gill.

A total of 3158 cattle (0.01% from the total slaughtered population 283157) were examined randomly macroscopically for the presence of hydatid cysts in Lahore abattoir from 1999 through 2003. The prevalence rate of hydatid disease was recorded as 6.43% (n=203). A difference in the prevalence rate of 1.20 % (n=38) and 4.27 % (n=135) was recorded in male and female cattle respectively. The prevalence rate in female was significantly higher (p

Key words: hydatidosis, cattle

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