Pi Veterinary Institute Dr Vaso Butozan Banja Luka

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pi Veterinary Institute Dr Vaso Butozan Banja Luka

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Santrac V.,Pi Veterinary Institute Dr Vaso Butozan Banja Luka | Nedic D.N.,Pi Veterinary Institute Dr Vaso Butozan Banja Luka | Maric J.,Pi Veterinary Institute Dr Vaso Butozan Banja Luka | Nikolic S.,Pi Veterinary Institute Dr Vaso Butozan Banja Luka | And 4 more authors.
Acta Parasitologica | Year: 2015

The Balkans is endemic for nematodes of the genus Trichinella in both domestic and wild animals. The high prevalence of these zoonotic pathogens in animals linked with the food habits to consume raw meat and meat derived products resulted in a very high prevalence of trichinellosis in humans living in this European region. In spite of numerous epidemiological investigations carried out in this region, very few information is available on the Trichinella species circulating in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Trichinella spp. larvae were isolated from a domestic pig reared in a backyard and from a hunted wild boar whose meat had been the source of trichinellosis in one case. Both Trichinella pseudospiralis and T. spiralis have been identified in the domestic pig, whereas, T. britovi was detected in the wild boar. While, T. spiralis is the Trichinella species most frequently detected in domestic pigs, T. pseudospiralis has been previously documented in domestic pigs only three times in Russia, Slovakia and Croatia. The detection of T. britovi in the wild boar confirms that this nematode is the most frequent species circulating among wildlife of Europe. © 2015 W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS.


PubMed | Pi Veterinary Institute Dr Vaso Butozan Banja Luka
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Acta medico-historica adriatica : AMHA | Year: 2016

From 1929 to 1941, the Vrbas Banate was one of nine provinces of the Kingdom Yugoslavia, and according to historical data, the poorest one, without well-organized and sustainable agriculture production. Naturalistic production and poor animal health control in the Vrbas Banate were the most important risk factors for infectious disease spreading. Anthrax was very prevalent infectious disease in domestic animals and humans in that period, but some data on this disease remain scarce. In this paper epidemiology and clinical investigation of anthrax in the Vrbas Banate are reviewed. Apart from many aggravating factors that influenced the control of anthrax, the veterinary service of Banate contributed to the development of animal husbandry, animal health and public health in that period.

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