Abstract

Diplostomum spathaceum (Rudolfi 1819), (Diplostomidae) the fish eye fluke which causes the disease diplostomatosis, was reported in Utah by the Division of Wildlife Resources in 1974. Previous to this date diplostomatosis was suspected to occur in three reservoirs in the state. Diplostomatosis, whi.ch is due to the presence of the metacercarial stage of this parasite, causes cataracts of the lens. The incidence of the disease in Utah has generated public and academic concern.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

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Date Submitted

1976-04-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd164

Keywords

Liver flukes; Zoology, Utah

Language

English

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