Helminths and Helminthiosis of Pigs in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam with Special Reference to Ascariosis and Fasciolopsis buski Infection

JARQ : Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN 00213551
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA0068709X

To demonstrate the infection of pigs with helminths in the Mekong Delta, an investigation into the actual conditions was carried out in the area. A total of 87 pigs from 38 farms were examined for the presence of the helminths. Eggs of common nematodes (Ascaris suum, Metastrongylus spp., Oesophagostomum spp., Trichuris suis and Strongyloides ransomi) present in Japan, were detected. Especially, since the morbidity rate of A. suum infection was very high, the effect of the Ascaris infection on pig growth was investigated. As a result, economic loss was estimated at US$2.0/head. In addition, infection with Fasciolopsis buski, which dose not occur in Japan, was detected in 4 pigs from 4 small farms. These 4 pigs were given water spinach as a supplemental feed. It was suggested that this vegetable played an important role in F. buski infection and that the fluke infection was one of the zoonoses. Infection with this fluke in human can be anticipated, because most of the inhabitants ate this vegetable in the Mekong Delta.

作成者 Shinobu YOSHIHARA Nguyen Phuoc HUNG Nguyen Huu HUNG Chau Ba LOC
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Journal Article
開始ページ 193
終了ページ 199
言語 eng