Echinococcosis hyper-endemic and cystic fertility in pigs of the Inter-Andean Valley of Huancarama, Peru

Authors

  • Rony Sierra-Ramos Universidad Nacional Micaela Bastidas, Abancay, Perú. Médico veterinario y zootecnista
  • Aldo Valderrama-Pomé Laboratorio de Patología Clínica. Universidad Nacional Micaela Bastidas, Abancay, Perú. Médico veterinario y zootecnista, Magister scientiae en Salud Pública

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2017.342.2500

Keywords:

Echinococcosis, fertility, swine

Abstract

The objective of the research was to determine the percentage of echinococcosis infection in swine, cystic fertility and associated factors. Cross-sectional study. The population was formed by 579 pigs slaughtered in the slaughterhouse of Huancarama. Hydatid cysts were detected by postmortem evaluation. Fertility was determined by measuring the diameter of the cysts and microscopically observing the germinative membrane in search of protoscoleces. The percentage of cystic echinococcosis infection was 76.7% (CI 95%: 73.2-80.3). Pigs older than two years were more likely to have cysts (RP 1.03; CI 95%: 1.0-1.1; (P < 0.01), as well as those coming from the Andahuaylas district (RP 1.2; CI 95%: 1.1-1.4; P < 0.01). Lung cysts showed a lower percentage of infection than hepatic ones. We examined 346 hydatid cysts of 334 pigs, a total fertility of 42.8% was found (CI 95%: 37.4-48.1).

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Author Biography

  • Rony Sierra-Ramos, Universidad Nacional Micaela Bastidas, Abancay, Perú. Médico veterinario y zootecnista

    Médico Veterinario y Zootecnista.

    Magister scientiae en Salud Pública con Mencipon en Epidemiología.

    Especialista en Ingeniería Ambiental.

    Doctorando en Medicina Veterinaria.

    Docente Asociado de la Facultad de Medicina Veterianaria y Zootecnia UNAMBA. Responsable del Laboratorio de Patología Clínica.

Published

2017-06-28

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Sierra-Ramos R, Valderrama-Pomé A. Echinococcosis hyper-endemic and cystic fertility in pigs of the Inter-Andean Valley of Huancarama, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2017 Jun. 28 [cited 2024 May 25];34(2):250-4. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2500

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