Surgical transfer of the cysticerci of Taenia hydatigena

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  • SDG 3
  • Abstract:

    Unattached immature cysticerci of Taenia hydatigena were transferred surgically to the peritoneal cavities of 4 sheep. Mature infective cysticerci were recovered from the recipient sheep 3 and 5, 8 months later. A fully developed live cysticercus was present in the muscle layers surrounding the scar of the laparotomy site in 2 of the animals.