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During 1988 and 1989, the mesenteric veins of 901 cattle were examined for the presence of schistosomes at the Kandy slaughterhouse (Sri Lanka). 281 were infected, giving an overall prevalence of infection of 31.2%. The rate of infection in animals younger than 2 years was less (21.3%) than in...

Bont, J. de; Vercruysse, J.; Aken, D. van; Southgate, V. R.; Rollinson, D.; Moncrieff, C.
Parasitology, 1991, 102, 2, pp 237-241

S. nasale was detected in 12.6% of 1393 cattle slaughtered in Kandy, Sri Lanka, between January and December 1987. The prevalence was significantly lower in March (3%) than in other months (10-17%). The prevalence of infection, number of lesions and severity of lesions increased with increasing age ...

Bont, J. de; Aken, D. van; Vercruysse, J.; Fransen, J.; Southgate, V. R.; Rollinson, D.
Parasitology, 1989, 98, 2, pp 197-202