A biochemical study of cystic stage fluids of Echinococcus granulosus of animal origin in Libya

Original article


Kassem HH, Gdoura NK

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Garyounis University, P.O. Box 9480, Benghazi , Libya.

J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2006 Dec;36(3):1017-22


The biochemical analyses of hydatid cyst fluids of sheep, goats and camels slaughtered in abattoir of Sirt, Libya showed the same constituents of elements and organic compounds. But, sheep hydatid cyst fluids contained significantly more triglycerides (P<0.05), phosphorus (P<0.05) and protein (P<0.001) than those in camels and goats. Urea was significantly more (P<0.05) in sheep and goats compared to camels. Keywords: Echinococcosis Echinococcus granulosus Libya Sheep Abattoirs Link/DOI: