Optimization of metacercarial production for three digenean species by the use of petri dishes for raising lettuce-fed Galba truncatula

Abstract

Experimental infections of Galba truncatula with Fasciola hepatica, Fascioloides magna, or Paramphistomum daubneyi were carried out at 20°C to determine if the use of 14-cm petri dishes for breeding lettuce-fed snails enhanced the characteristics of snail infections. Compared to infected snails raised in boxes up to day 30 post-exposure and later in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-006-0353-2

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