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Bionomy, distribution and importance of giant liver fluke (Fascioloides magna), an important parasite of free-living ruminants

SPAKULOVA M, CORBA J, VARADY M, RAJSKY D
Veterinarni Medicina 42, 1997, 139-148

The paper summarizes the most important knowledge of the giant liver fluke of ruminants, Fascioloides magna, with respect to its occurrence throughout the Northern Hemisphere, its fenotypic and genetic discriminative characteristics, its pathogenicity in various obligatory and facultative hosts and possible prophylaxis and medical control. The paper emphasizes the fact that new natural foci with heavy F. magna infections of deer regularly occur in Europe


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