Abstract: Fasciola eggs were detected in fecal samples of 16 out of 25 local zebu calves. All animals had low hematocrit concentration (18%) and decreased hemoglobin (Hb) concentration (6.0 g dL-1), while serum Bilurubin concentration within the normal range (0.2±0.1). Ultrasonography of the liver was performed using 3.5 MHz convex probe (Proxima-Germany) and 6-8 MHz linear array transducer (Pie medical Holland) on the right side of the animals while they were in the standing position and well restrained. Area of scanning was clipped and shaved carefully and the animals were fasted for 14 h prior to the scanning. Ultrasonography revealed Normal liver size and texture in 5 calves (negative for Fasciola eggs) and different pathological changes in the other 20 calves. Four calves which were negative to Fasciola eggs showed hepatomegally with coarse texture, dilated gall bladder and intrahepatic bile ducts calcification. Ultrasound was found to be more reliable, rapid and accurate method for detecting hepatic pathology in bovine calves.
S.M.A. Khogali , R.M. Abdelghafar , F.A. Omer and M.S. Fadel , 2008. Ultrasonographic Findings in 25 Zebu Calves with Liver Fascioliasis. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 7: 77-79.