Annual Dynamics of Tapeworm, Ligula intestinalis Parasitism in Tench (Tinca tinca) from Beysehir Lake, Turkey


korkmaz a. ş. , ZENCİR Ö.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, cilt.8, ss.1790-1793, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1790-1793

Özet

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 (I-p) differed among the length classes. Monthly fluctations in I-p values were also significant (p<0.05). Minimum I-p was determined as 1.50 +/- 0.26 in April and maximum I-p 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).