E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Prevalence of Cyst Hydatic in Slaughtered Cattle between April and May 2005 in Sivas
1 Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Sivas, Türkiye  
2 Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı  
3 Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Sivas, Türkiye  
4 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2008; 32: 205-207

Key Words: Hydatic Cyst, Cattle, Sivas
Abstract

The present study was performed on 765 cattle obtained from three different slaughterhouses in Sivas, between April and May of 2005. Livers and lungs of those cattle were investigated for hydatid cysts. Out of 765 cattle, 273 (35.7%) were found to be hydatic cyst positive. On the other hand, 66 (8.6%) out of 765 cattle had hydatid cysts in their livers and 103 (13.5%) out of 765 were found to have cysts only in their lungs. It was found that there was a statistically significant difference in cystic hydatidosis according to gender and age group (p<0.05). We compared and discussed our results from the point of human health and the loss of protein because of infected organs. 

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