Studies on the control of the swine kidney worm stephanurus dentatus

Wang, P.C.; Ling, C.L.; Chen, C.R.

Acta Zoologica Sinica 21(2): 199-204


ISSN/ISBN: 0001-7302
Accession: 006515072

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Seasonal soil infestation with kidney worm larvae in piggeries in Fukien, China, was studied. June and July are the most favorable time for kidney worm infection. From Dec.-March, larval development is arrested; no new infection occurs at this time. Sandy and clay soils are not favorable for larval survival, as is moist loam soil. The environment of pig sheds should br dry and sunny. Salt water can destroy infective larvae. Oral treatment with tetramisole sulfamidine is effective. Egg elimination in the urine of infected pigs can be prevented. Sows should be treated to keep piggeries free of eggs and viable larvae and avoid infection of piglets. When weaning, piglets should be separated from infected pigs immediately and reared in clean pens.