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Between autumn and spring 2006, a coprological survey was performed in two wildlife reserves located in the north of Argentine Patagonia to determine the prevalence of Fasciola hepatica and the number of parasite eggs per gram (epg) of feces in wild guanacos (Lama guanicoe), coypus (Myocastor coypus), and locally born and raised goats and sheep. Snails of(More)
Snails of the Family Lymnaeidae act as an intermediate hosts of Fasciola hepatica worldwide. The taxonomy of lymnaeid species is relevant for epidemiological studies and molecular strategies are increasingly used for that purpose. This work presents the first report of a real-time PCR approach used to identify the most important lymnaeid species in the(More)
Freshwater lymnaeid snails can act as the intermediate hosts for trematode parasites such as the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica, that cause significant economic and biomedical burden worldwide, particularly through bovine fascioliasis. Transmission potential is tightly coupled to local compatibility with snail hosts, so accurate identification of lymnaeid(More)
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