Diagnostic Methods for Detecting Internal Parasites of Livestock

Guilherme G Verocai, Umer N Chaudhry, Manigandan Lejeune

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Abstract

Internal parasites are a major concern in livestock production because they can impact the health and well-being of animals clinically and subclinically, and ultimately cause significant production loss. Among these internal parasites are nematodes, tapeworms, flukes, and coccidian protozoans. This review focuses on the diagnostic tests that are routinely performed by veterinarians and diagnostic laboratories, but also highlights recently developed tools that may improve diagnostic capabilities, including molecular and immunodiagnostic tests. Overall, diagnostic tests for parasites of livestock are an integral part of health management practices, and for assessing individual animal and herd health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-143
Number of pages19
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice
Volume36
Issue number1
Early online date3 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Diagnostic parasitology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Immunodiagnostics
  • Fecal egg count
  • Nematodes
  • Tapeworms
  • Flukes
  • Coccidia

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