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Brief Communication
Korean J Parasitol. 1996 Sep;34(3):207-210. English.
Published online Sep 20, 1996.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1996.34.3.207
Copyright © 1996 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Setaria marshalli infection in neonatal calves
S H Wee,*1H Jang,1H D Joo,1Y B Kang,1 and C G Lee2
1National Veterinary Research Institute, RDA, Anyang 430-016, Korea.
Received July 01, 1996; Accepted August 30, 1996.


A total of 50 filariid worms of Setaria spp. was recovered from the peritoneal cavity of three neonatal calves infected with the Akabane virus. The parasites were identified as S. marshalli by their morphological characteristics. Males were 41-52 mm long and females 68- 98 mm. Most of them were fully matured, indicating that the calves were infected prenatally. This is the first report of prenatal infection in calves by S. marshalli in Korea.


Figs. 1-2
Fig. 1. Light micrograph of the anterior part of Setaria marshalli. a, female; b, male. Fig. 2. Light micrograph of the posterior part of Setaria marshalli. a, female; b, male.


Table 1
The number and sizes of Setaria marshalli recovered from the peritoneal cavity of three neonatal calves

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