Prevalence and economic significance of bovine hypodermosis in Afyonkarahisar province of Turkey

Cicek H., Cicek H., Eser M., Tandogan M., Sarimehmetoglu H. O.

Tropical Animal Health and Production, vol.43, no.1, pp.17-20, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11250-010-9693-0
  • Journal Name: Tropical Animal Health and Production
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-20
  • Keywords: Economic losses, Hypodermosis, Prevalence, Turkey
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence and economic losses due to in cattle of hypodermosis between May 2008 and April 2009 in Afyonkarahisar province of Turkey. A total of 6,598 cattle-3,498 in pasture and 3,100 in slaughterhouse-were examined for hypodermosis. One hundred ninety-five out of 6,598 cattle (2.96%) were found positive. Concerning this infestation rate, the prevalence of hypodermosis in field was 5.3%, whereas the prevalence was 0.3% in slaughter house. Hypoderma bovis and Hypoderma lineatum were recorded in slaughter house. First-stage Hypoderma spp. larvae weren't found in cattle organs in slaughterhouse. The annual economic loss on skins is estimated to be about 18,288 TL (currency exchange rate is 1 USD:1.499 TL). © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.