1997, Number 4
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ABSTRACTThis paper presents data from 1996 to 1997 on the number of cases that were positive to Hypoderma lineatum found in cattle coming from different states of the northern part of Mexico. This information was taken from the study entitled: "Hipodermosis in Mexico" and was followed by the Mexico-United States Commission for the Prevention of Foot and Mouth Disease and Other Foreign Animal Diseases in coordination with the Parasitology Department of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The material consisted of Hypoderma lineatum larvae extracted from cattle boils and placed in 70° alcohol. Records of the origin of the samples, date of sampling and number of larvae extracted from each animal were kept. The following results were obtained: In the state of Chihuahua, 94 positive animals (89.5%) were detected amongst the 105 suspects sampled. A visit was done to the State of Sonora, and only three positive animals to larvae of Hypoderma lineatum were found. Afterwards the above mentioned Commission received jars with larvae that were identified as Hypoderma lineatum. These specimen came from the State of Sonora, and from a total of 10 cases 4 were found in the month of December 1996, and 6 in January 1997. A case from each of the States of Durango and Coahuila was also found. It can be concluded that Hypoderma lineatum has been collected in four states, and with a frequency in: Chihuahua, Sonora, Durango and Coahuila in Mexico.
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