Mufit Toparlak

Mufit Toparlak
İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa · Department of Parasitology

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The aim of this study was to find the prevalence of filarial nematodes in dogs in Istanbul, Turkey and identify the species by using naphtol AS-TR phosphatase technique. A total of 286 blood samples were taken from the dogs of different areas of Istanbul, Turkey, between March 1999 and November 2002. The Knott technique was used to detect the micro...
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In this study, two subjects, 1) whether Visceral Larva Migrans (VLM) takes place when T. canis larvae-infected chick livers are eaten and 2) whether any differences are present between larval distributions, clinical signs and pathological disorders of the infections caused by eggs and infected liver, were investigated in the chick-mouse model. For...
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In this study conducted in İstanbul, the contamination of sandpits in children's playgrounds with Toxocara eggs was investigated. For this purpose, a total of 132 sand samples were taken from the sandpits of 63 playgrounds between November 1998 and September 1999. Toxocara eggs were found in 10 (15.9%) of 63 playgrounds. A total of 22 eggs were rec...
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A female specimen of Dioctophyma renale was recovered from the abdominal cavity of a stray dog necropsied in Istanbul, Turkey on 8 June, 1999. The nematode was 55.5 cm in lenght, with a diameter of 0.7 (0.6-0.8) cm. This is the first case report of D. renale from Turkey.
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Larvae of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus were identified in the feces of a 2-year-old female cat suffering from dyspnea and incoordination for 18 months. The larvae had a terminal S-shaped projection and a subterminal dorsal spine. The larvae measured 363-378×15 μm (aver. 370×15 μm). Firstly, moxidectin (0.4 mg/kg) was given subcutaneously to 3 healthy...
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In this study, a total of 365 cattle (234 male, 131 female) slaughtered in different localities in Thrace (The European part of Turkey) were examined for hypodermosis between January and May of 1997. Hypoderma bovis, H. lineatum and unidentified 2nd instar larvae were found in the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the back region of the animals. The...
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The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of Toxocara canis larvae in some organs of chicks and to clarify if the larvae found in brain will be able to lead to the behavioral disorder or not. For this purpose, 42 15-day-old broiler chicks were allocated to 6 groups, each consisted of 5 trial and 2 control animals (Totally 30 exp. and...
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This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of liver fluke infections in cattle and sheep in Trakya (The European Part of Turkey). For this purpose the slaughterhouses of different localities (Tekirdaǧ, Hadimköy, Lüleburgaz, Çorlu, Kirklareli and Keşan) were visited between 03.03.1997 and 22.10.1997. and a total of 476 sheep and 415 catt...
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In this trial based on the reduction of the egg output and on the evaluation of results from larval/egg differentiation, moxidectin (Cydectin, 1% injectable moxidectin) administrated subcutaneously at a dose of 0.2 mg kgbw-1 was found effective on the gastrointestinal nematodes in naturally infected lambs (8 female and 7 male treatment 8 female and...
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In this study, 6 six-week-old puppies born of a stray bitch were used. Four of them were 5 kg, one of them 7 kg and the last 8 kg. Before egg inoculation, fecal examination by flotation technique showed that the animals had no helminth infection. Each puppy was infected orally with 150 embriyonated Toxocara canis eggs. When the egg first seen in th...
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In this study, 30 Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) with Knemidocoptes pilae infection were treated with a spot-on application of moxidectin (Cydectin® Injection For Cattle) at a dose of 1 mg (0.1 ml Cydectin) per bird. This application was given once to 10 birds and twice at 10 days intervals to 20 birds. Clinical signs in all birds of both gr...
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Twenty naturally infected horses were divided into two groups (10 control and 10 experimental) according to EPG values. An injectable formulation of moxidectin, in a dose of 0.3 mg/kg, was given to the horses orally in jam syrup. The evaluation of drug efficacy was based on EPG values. The same dose of the drug was applied to an additional 25 horse...
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In this study. 56 rats (Rattus norvegicus) naturally infected with both Aspiculuris tetraptera and Syphada muris were used. The animals were randomly divided into the treatment (37 animals) and control (19 animals) groups. Moxidectin (Cydectin enj., %1 Moxidectin) at 0.2 mg/kgbw was given subcutaneously to the treatment group. The faeces of both gr...
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The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of toxocarosis vitulorum in cattle in Thracia area of Marmara Region (in northwestern Turkey). For this purpose a different location was visited each month between May 1993 April 1994 and a total of 796 fecal samples were collected from 12 locations. The eggs of this parasite were found in 4.3%...

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