The Meat Inspection Division of the Bureau of Animal Industry in 195 0 reported that 322,647 livers or 2. 4% of 13,112,802 cattle slaughtered under United States Federal Inspection were condemned due to liver fluke infections (Price, 1953). This would amount to an annual loss of 3 million dollars in livers alone considering each liver weighed 10 pounds and retailed 65 cents per pound. This figure could conceiv-ably double or triple if additional losses due to animal death, decreased milk production, poor economic utilization of feed or lower livestock prices were considered.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Briem, Robert Michael, "A study of snail hosts for Fasciola hepatica in Utah Valley" (1971). Theses and Dissertations. 7634.
Beef cattle; Fasciola hepatica; Parasites, Utah