E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Presence of Gasterophilus Species in Arabian Horses in Sanliurfa Region
1 Harran Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa  
2 Harran Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa  
3 Harran Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı  
4 Harran Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2008; 32: 337-339

Key Words: Gasterophilus, Arabian horse, Sanliurfa
Abstract

In this study, ivermectin was administered orally to112 Arabian horses for detection of Gasterophilus species in the Sanliurfa region between June-July 2006. Eleven (9.82%) Arabian horses were found to be infected by larvae of Gasterophilus spp. A total of 409 third stage larvae (L3) were collected from fecal samples. In the Sanliurfa region, the prevalence of three species of Gasterophilus was identified as follows: Gasterophilus intestinalis (6.25%), G. nasalis (2.67%) and G. pecorum (0.89%). 

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