Hydatidosis in buffaloes of Sammawah, Iraq


  • Salih Jabir Wajid Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Al Muthanna University, Al Muthanna, Iraq


Bubalus bubalis, buffaloes, hydatidosis, sammawah, Iraq


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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Wajid, S. J. (2021). Hydatidosis in buffaloes of Sammawah, Iraq. Buffalo Bulletin, 40(2), 345–352. Retrieved from https://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/BufBu/article/view/1275



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