Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Assessment of prevalence of Fasciola hepatica and associated biochemical alterations in the cattle of Siirt province, Turkey

Özgür Yasar Çelik, Burçak Aslan Çelik, Kivanç Irak, Gülsah Akgül
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1Siirt University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Siirt/Turkey
Cite article:- Çelik Yasar Özgür, Çelik Aslan Burçak, Irak Kivanç, Akgül Gülsah (2018). Assessment of prevalence of Fasciola hepatica and associated biochemical alterations in the cattle of Siirt province, Turkey. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(2): 260-263. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-1058.
The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of Fasciola hepatica in the cattle raised in the Siirt province of Turkey and to obtain epidemiologic data about the disease in order to reveal its relationship with certain biochemical parameters. The material of the study consists of a total of 380 cattle. The blood sample was obtained from the jugular vein of the animals. Meanwhile, approximately 50-100 gr of feces were also collected from the animal’s rectum for a fecal examination. The zinc sulfate flotation method was used to inspect the fecal samples. 338 (89%) of samples were found to be seronegative, while the remaining 42 (11%) were seropositive. GGT, ALP, ALT, AST, TP and Albumin parameters analyzed on the serum samples. GGT levels of the seropositive animals were found to be statistically higher compared to the control group. As a result, the ELISA method was confirmed to be more accurate in the diagnosis of fasciolosis, and the increased GGT activity in the serum was determined as a significant indicator of the diagnosis.
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