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Flukes

 

the name of two groups of parasitic flatworms that were formerly united in a single class. Today flukes are regarded as two independent classes—Tremantoda and Monogenoidea.

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The fluke castes described by our research team are genetically identical.
These colonies also act like an immune system, defending the body of the snail from other fluke infections, said second author Alan C.
Cattle owners can no longer assume that because they are not located in an endemic area, their animals are not at risk for liver fluke infection.
Flukes are able to survive only where their intermediate host, fresh-water mud snails of the genus Lymnaea, is present.
Practically all ranches in enzootic areas have some pastures with optimum conditions for liver flukes.
Controls adult liver flukes, plus 13 other species of internal parasites and seven species of external parasites.
Controls eight-week-old immature and adult liver flukes.
Controls adult liver flukes, plus 12 species of internal parasites.
Treatment for flukes should therefore be administered in late spring and in the fall.
7 million beef livers were condemned because of fluke .
However, because cattle rarely show clinical signs of liver fluke infection, the disease frequently goes unrecognized and untreated in the early stages.