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
Life Sciences; 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