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Prevalence of Cysticercus Ovis Among Slaughtered Goats in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Areej O. Bakhraibah and Muslimah N. Alsulami

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author E-mail: m-n-solima@hotmail.com

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.13005/bbra/2701

ABSTRACT: Cysticercus ovis the intermediate stage of a canine tapeworm, Taenia ovis, produces cystic lesions in the skeletal and cardiac muscle of goats. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of cysticercus ovis in goats collected from Al Kakee’s Slaughter, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. A number of goats were collected for examination, a total of 51,750 locally raised goats and 61,911 imported goats. The experiment started at May 2017 and ended in April 2018. The results revealed that cysticercus ovis is common among imported goats more than local goats as implied in the tables attached below. As well as the evidence that the highest rate of infections was found during the warm months of summer.

KEYWORDS: Cysticercus Ovis; Goats; Infection; Prevalence; Slaughtered; Veterinary Significance

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Bakhraibah A. O, Alsulami M. N. Prevalence of Cysticercus Ovis Among Slaughtered Goats in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Biosci Biotech Res Asia 2018;15(4).

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Bakhraibah A. O, Alsulami M. N. Prevalence of Cysticercus Ovis Among Slaughtered Goats in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Biosci Biotech Res Asia 2018;15(4). Available from: http://www.biotech-asia.org/?p=32112

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