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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2009 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 1790-1793
Annual Dynamics of Tapeworm, Ligula intestinalis Parasitism in Tench (Tinca tinca) from Beysehir Lake, Turkey
Ahmet Seref Korkmaz and Ozge Zencir
 
Abstract: In this study, tench (Tinca tinca) were caught between March 2003 and February 2004 in Lake Beysehir and examined for Ligula intestinalis plerocercoid infestation. Prevalence ranging from 25.80±2.29-96.88±2.17, increased with increasing fish size. Index of parasitization (Ip) differed among the length classes. Monthly fluctations in Ip values were also significant (p<0.05). Minimum Ip was determined as 1.50±0.26 in April and maximum Ip 4.64±0.60 in January. Mean intensity varied in the length classes. During the studied period, significant differences were observed between mean intensity of plerocercoids values and the months (p<0.05).
 
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Ahmet Seref Korkmaz and Ozge Zencir, 2009. Annual Dynamics of Tapeworm, Ligula intestinalis Parasitism in Tench (Tinca tinca) from Beysehir Lake, Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 1790-1793.
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