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Parasite prevalence in Mycobacterium spp. Infected dairy goats in the region of Murcia (south-east Spain)

: Carrau, T.; Garijo, M.M.; Martínez-Carrasco, C.; Pérez, D.; Silva, L.M.R.; Taubert, A.; Hermosilla, C.; Ybáñez, R.R. de


Revue scientifique et technique = Revista cientifica y técnica 36 (2017), No.3, pp.905-916
ISSN: 0253-1933
ISSN: 1608-0637
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IME ()

Eighty-four Murciano-Granadina dairy goats slaughtered in the region of Murcia (South-East Spain) were necropsied to evaluate parasitic infections. The majority of the animals (94.0%) were parasitised and multiple infections were present. Twenty-one parasite species were found, including 18 nematode species (Muellerius capillaris, Dictyocaulus filaria, Neostrongylus linearis, Cystocaulus ocreatus, Teladorsagia circumcincta, T. occidentalis, T. trifurcata, Marshallagia marshalli, Camelostrongylus mentulatus, Trichostrongylus capricola, Nematodirus abnormalis, N. filicollis, N. spathiger, T. vitrinus, T. colubriformis, Trichuris spp., Chabertia ovina and Skrjabinema ovis)-, one trematode species (Dicrocoelium dendriticum)', one arthropod species (Oestrus ovis)-, and one protozoa genus (Eimeria spp.). Additionally, 17.85% of the animals were Mycobacterium spp. positive. Therefore, comparison between parasite prevalence, intensity and abundance in tuberculosis-positive and -negative animals was performed. Statistically significant differences between the prevalence of lungworms and gastrointestinal nematodes in Mycobacterium spp. infected and free goats were found. The paper discusses this co-infection between Mycobacteriaceae and endoparasites.