E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
The Prevalence of Linguatula serrata (Fröhlich, 1789) Nymphs in Sheep in the Van province
1 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Van  
2 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Van, Türkiye  
3 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi, Özalp Meslek Yüksek Okulu, Van, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2009; 33: 25-27

Key Words: Linguatula serrata, sheep, Van
Abstract

This research was carried out in order to detect the prevalence of Linguatula serrata nymphs in lung and mesenteric lymph nodes of sheep in Van province. For this purpose, mesenteric lymph nodes of 347 sheep and lung lymph nodes of 224 sheep were examined. L. serrata nymphs were found in 18 (5.19%) out of 347 sheep. L. serrata nymphs were not found in the lung lymph nodes of 224 sheep. In infected sheep, a total of 19 L. serrata nymphs were collected and two nymphs of L. serrata were seen in one mesenteric lymph node. 

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