Reappearance of Taenia ovis krabbei muscle cysts in a roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in Denmark after 60+ years

Mohammad Nafi Solaiman Al-Sabi, Mariann Chriél, Elisabeth Holm, Tim Kåre Jensen, Marie Ståhl, Heidi L. Enemark

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    Abstract

    The present report describes the reappearance of Taenia ovis krabbei in a roe deer from Denmark after more than 60 years. The cysticerci were isolated from the thigh muscle of the deer, and the diagnosis was based on histostological analysis, morphology of the rostellar-hooks as well as molecular typing of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (cox1) gene. The exact definitive host was not revealed in this report, but domestic dogs may play a role of the definitive host in the area. This finding is of concern to hunters and deer meat producers, since the infected meat is usually condemned due to aesthetic reasons.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalVeterinary Parasitology
    Volume196
    Issue number1-2
    Pages (from-to)225–229
    ISSN0304-4017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • Taenia ovis krabbei
    • Deer
    • Intermediate host
    • Rostellar hooks
    • Cox1
    • Meat hygiene
    • Denmark

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