Occurrence and pathology of amphistomiasis in sheep (Ovis aries)

14-Title: Occurrence and pathology of amphistomiasis in sheep (Ovis aries)

Authors: NK Sharma, H Dadhich, I Vyas, P Kumari and A Kumar

Source: Ruminant Science (2015)-4(1):59-60.

How to cite this manuscript: Sharma NK, Dadhich H, Vyas I, Kumari P and Kumar A (2015). Occurrence and pathology of amphistomiasis in sheep (Ovis aries). Ruminant Science 4(1):59-60.


For the present investigation, a total of seven hundred ten (710) rumen samples were collected from sheep. Out of these, two hundred nine samples (209) showing frank macroscopical lesions were used for further study. The amphistomiasis was found in 7.18 per cent (15 out of 209) cases. Grossly, adult flukes were attached with ruminal mucosa. Histopathological changes revealed oral sucker of flukes plugged on ruminal papillae’s, excessive keratinization and the shortning and blunting of ruminal papillae.  The infiltration of inflammatory cells mainly eosinophils in sub-mucosa was also observed.


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