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The prevalence of hydatidosis in buffalos slaughtered in Sammawah city, Iraq between 2015 to 2016 were studied. Of 62 examined buffaloes, 13 (20.9%) carcasses were infected with hydatid cyst. Hydatidosis affected more female buffaloes 33.3% than male 14.6% but the difference was not significant. Lungs were the most infected.13 (20.9%), followed by liver 10 (16.1%). Out of (50) examined cysts, 11 (25%) were fertile. The fertility rate in liver cysts (30%) was higher than those in the lung (25%). A non-significant higher number of hydatid cysts were recorded in buffaloes more than 3 years old 27.7%. The cysts recovered from livers showed higher fertility rates 30% than those from lungs 25%. The higher viability rate was found in cysts from the lungs 66.7%. This work is the first logical examination of the hydatidosis in buffaloes in Sammawah city, and the disease is of great significance that requires kind care to control.
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