Omar M. Abd Elaziz1*, Fatin S. Hassanin2, Fahim A. Shaltout2 and Othman A. Mohamed3

Fascioliasis, cysticercosis and hydatidosis were aimed to be investigated in some slaughtered animals (cattle, buffalo and camel) in local Egyptian abattoir located in Cairo governorate. 10317, 763 and 290 cattle, buffalo and camel carcasses, respectively were examined in the period of 2017-2018. Results of PM inspection along the investigation period revealed detection of Fasciola in 0.58 and 1.4% of the examined cattle and buffalo carcasses, respectively, while was not detected in camel carcasses. Also, cysticercosis was detected in 0.47 and 0.69% of the examined cattle and camel carcasses, respectively; while was not detected in buffalo carcasses. In addition, hydatidosis was detected in lung and liver of 0.038 and 0.096% of cattle carcasses; 3.4 and 1.03% of camel carcasses, respectively, while was not detected in the examined buffalo samples. Annual values of financial losses because of the condemned affected parts summed total of 11712.5, 32940.0 and 2410 LE due to fascioliasis, cysticercosis and hydatidosis, respectively along the investigation period (2017 and 2018). Referring to the obtained results, records of 2017 appeared to be more infection prevalent than 2018 with more financial losses, moreover, fascioliasis was the most prominent affection in the present study. In addition, the critical veterinary inspection has a great role in protecting human-being to be infected with zoonotic meat-borne parasites. So, magnification and great support should be given to training veterinary inspectors in slaughter houses in Egypt.

Keywords : Fascioliasis; Cysticercosis; Hydatidosis; Cairo Abattoirs; Meat Producing Animals.

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