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Helminth fauna of Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) in the south of Espírito Santo State in Brasil

, bladder, skeletal muscle and skin. All fragments were fixed in 10 % neutral-buffered formalin, embedded in paraffin wax, sectioned (4 μm) and stained with haematoxylin and eosin (HE). After that the fragments were subjected to histopathological analysis with observation under a light microscope (model CX41RF, OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.LTD., made in Philippines). For the evaluation of the results obtained, descriptive statistics was used to examine the association between parasitism and general health condition of the turtles. Nonparametric chi-square test and Yates correction

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The role of the colostrum and milk in Neospora caninum transmission

–473 [34] Pare, J., Thurmond, M. C., Hietala, S. K. (1996): Congenital Neospora caninum infection in dairy cattle and associated calfhood mortality. Can. J. Vet. Res., 60: 133–139 [35] Peter, M., Lütkefels, E., Heckeroth, A. R., Schares, G. (2001): Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural evidence for Neospora caninum tissue cysts in skeletal muscles of naturally infected dogs and cattle. Int. J. Parasitol., 31: 1144–1148 [36] Petersen, E., Lebech, M., Jensen, L., Lind, P

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Detrimental effects of geldanamycin on adults and larvae of Trichinella spiralis

Introduction Trichinellosis is a zoonotic disease affecting mainly temperate regions; many cases were reported all over the world including Egypt. Trichinella spiralis ( T spiralis) has a complex life cycle where the adults reside in the small intestine while the encysted larvae in skeletal muscle cells within the same host. Trichinellosis can be associated with severe neurological, ocular, and cardiovascular complications and may end fatally. The treatment is a challenge for the physician. It is most effective when administered early in the course of

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