Author : Sh Rhymah, M
Natural infection of Cysticercus pisiformis in domestic rabbits and a study of experimental infection in the final host (Dogs)
Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences,
2005, Volume 19, Issue 2, Pages 169-174
The results reveal that the natural infection of domestic rabbits with Cysticercus pisiformis was 68.18% from 22 rabbits. The postmortem changes revealed prescience of peticial hemorrhage beneath capsule and parenchyma of the liver with large number of larval cysts attached at the liver, peritoneum and diaphragm and others found within the peritoneal cavity. Histopatholgical changes of the liver tissue were showed necrosis of hepatic cells with highly infiltration of inflammatory cells especially lymphocytes around the portal area in addition to deposit of haemosidrin pigment. Larval stage reached to adult stage after 45 days in the final host (dogs) and the morph metric study was indicated that the species of the parasite is Taenia pisiformis.