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Fasciola Hepatica. Taxonomy:. Kingdom : Animalia Phylum: Platyhelminthes Class: Trematoda Subclass: Digenea Order: Echinostomida Suborder: Echinostomata Family: Fasciolidae Genus : Fasciola Species : F. hepatica. Definition:.

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taxonomy
Taxonomy:
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Platyhelminthes
  • Class: Trematoda
  • Subclass: Digenea
  • Order: Echinostomida
  • Suborder: Echinostomata
  • Family: Fasciolidae
  • Genus: Fasciola
  • Species: F. hepatica
definition
Definition:
  • Flatworms parasitic in liver and bile ducts of all domestic mammals and humans
  • Flatworms also called Fluke
  • Leaf shaped like:
  • Length of 30 mm and width of 13mm.
  • Diseases caused by the fluke is called fascioliasis
hosts
Hosts:
  • Definitive host: All domestic and wild ruminants 
  • Intermediate host: Snail
location where found
Location where found:
  •  Europe
  • Northern Africa
  • Cuba
  • South America
  • and other countries
  • (Freshwater and grass)
diagnosis
Diagnosis:
  • Stool sample
  • Duodenal Aspirate
  • Biliary Aspirate
treatments
Treatments:
  • Chemotherapy
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Hexachlorethane
  • Other drugs
preventions
Preventions:

Three ways to prevent the disease:

  • Snail control
  • Treatment of infected cattle
  • Immediate reaction of management through predicting out breaks of disease
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