Journal Month: August
Published On: 27-09-2019 15:40:00
R.K. Schuster1, G. Dessì2 and A. Varcasia2
1Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, PO Box 597 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases,Veterinary Teaching Hospital,
University of Sassari, Via Vienna 2 - 07100 Sassari, Italy
The necropsy of an adult female dromedary revealed a large number of calcified rice grain to cherry sized bodies in the liver. Larger structures were calcified cysts containing a partially calcified cysticercus with an evaginated scolex. The morphology of rostellar hooks matched with both Taenia hydatigena and T. hyaenae. However, molecular techniques identified the bladderworms as Cysticercus tenuicollis.
Key words: Camelus dromedarius, cysticercus tenuicollis, liver cysticercosis, United Arab Emirateskg