Use of liver enzyme activities for the diagnosis of fasciolosis in cattle

Panagiotis D. Katsoulos, Georgios Christodoulopoulos, Anastasios Minas, Konstantinos Pourliotis, Georgios Theodoropoulos

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A diagnostic protocol for fasciolosis in cattle developed by Clinic of Farm Animal Medicine in Veterinary School of Karditsa, based on the combination of coprological examination and determination of serum liver enzymes at a minimum of 20 animals of the herd, was evaluated in a high risk cattle herd. Presence of eggs in 60% of fecal samples and increased AST (100% samples) as. well as y-GT (80% samples) confirmed the presence of both immature and mature flukes. This helped in deciding that the treatment suitable for both kinds of flukes be given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-277
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Animal Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cattle
  • Fasciola hepatica
  • Herd health management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • General Veterinary


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