Geographic distribution and frequency of gasterophilosis in slaughtered horses of Araguari, Minas Gerais
Keywords:Gasterophilus, Epidemiology, Horse
Fourteen thousand, one Hundred sixthy two slaughtered horses from nine Brazilian states at the FAVA S/A slaughter-house, Araguari, MG; between May, 14th/1987 to May, 10th/1988 and 31.49% had been Gasterophilus positive. During this period were observed positive animals from 7 different states: Mato Grosso do Sul (85.71%); São Paulo (75.95%); Paraná (65.61%); Goiás (44.02%); Mato Grosso (42.03%); Minas Gerais (14.03%); Pará (8.33%) and negative animals from 2 other states: Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro. Animals from 226 cities had been studied and 77.43% were gasterophilosis positive. The identified species was Gasterophilus nasalis.
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