Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa

Rumen fluke (Calicophoron daubneyi) on Welsh farms: prevalence, risk factors and observations on co-infection with Fasciola hepatica

  • RHYS ALED JONES (a1), PETER M. BROPHY (a1), E. SIAN MITCHELL (a2) and HEFIN WYN WILLIAMS (a1)
Summary
SUMMARY

Reports of Calicophoron daubneyi infecting livestock in Europe have increased substantially over the past decade; however, there has not been an estimate of its farm level prevalence and associated risk factors in the UK. Here, the prevalence of C. daubneyi across 100 participating Welsh farms was recorded, with climate, environmental and management factors attained for each farm and used to create logistic regression models explaining its prevalence. Sixty-one per cent of farms studied were positive for C. daubneyi, with herd-level prevalence for cattle (59%) significantly higher compared with flock-level prevalence for sheep (42%, P = 0·029). Co-infection between C. daubneyi and Fasciola hepatica was observed on 46% of farms; however, a significant negative correlation was recorded in the intensity of infection between each parasite within cattle herds (rho = −0·358, P = 0·007). Final models showed sunshine hours, herd size, treatment regularity against F. hepatica, the presence of streams and bog habitats, and Ollerenshaw index values as significant positive predictors for C. daubneyi (P < 0·05). The results raise intriguing questions regarding C. daubneyi epidemiology, potential competition with F. hepatica and the role of climate change in C. daubneyi establishment and its future within the UK.

  • View HTML
    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Rumen fluke (Calicophoron daubneyi) on Welsh farms: prevalence, risk factors and observations on co-infection with Fasciola hepatica
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Dropbox account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Rumen fluke (Calicophoron daubneyi) on Welsh farms: prevalence, risk factors and observations on co-infection with Fasciola hepatica
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Google Drive account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Rumen fluke (Calicophoron daubneyi) on Welsh farms: prevalence, risk factors and observations on co-infection with Fasciola hepatica
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Corresponding author
*Corresponding author: Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Abersystwyth, Ceredigion, UK. E-mail: hew05@aber.ac.uk
References
Hide All
M. Abrous , D. Rondelaud and G. Dreyfuss (1999). Paramphistomum daubneyi and Fasciola hepatica: influence of temperature changes on the shedding of cercariae from dually infected Lymnaea truncatula . Parasitology Research 85, 765769.

C. M. Beale , J. J. Lennon and A. Gimona (2008). Opening the climate envelope reveals no macroscale associations with climate in European birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105, 1490814912. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0803506105

S. C. Bennema , E. Ducheyne , J. Vercruysse , E. Claerebout , G. Hendrickx and J. Charlier (2011). Relative importance of management, meteorological and environmental factors in the spatial distribution of Fasciola hepatica in dairy cattle in a temperate climate zone. International Journal for Parasitology 41, 225233. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2010.09.003

K. P. Burnham and D. R. Anderson (2002). Model Selection and Multimodel Inference a Practical Information-Theoretic Approach. Springer, New York, NY, USA.

J. F. Craig and G. O. Davies (1937). Paramphistomum cervi in Sheep. Veterinary Record 49, 11161117.

J. P. Dalton (1998). Fasciolosis. CABI Pub., Wallingford, UK, New York, NY, USA.

F. Degueurce , M. Abrous , G. Dreyfuss , D. Rondelaud and J. Gevrey (1999). Paramphistomum daubneyi and Fasciola hepatica: the prevalence of natural or experimental infections in four species of freshwater snails in eastern France. Journal of Helminthology 73, 197202.

G. Dreyfuss (2015). The mud snail (Galba truncatula) Ecology, Parasitism and Control. LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.

G. Dreyfuss , M. Abrous , P. Vignoles and D. Rondelaud (2004). Fasciola hepatica and Paramphistomum daubneyi: vertical distribution of metacercariae on plants under natural conditions. Parasitology Research 94, 7073.

A. H. Fielding and J. F. Bell (1997). A review of methods for the assessment of prediction errors in conservation presence/absence models. Environmental Conservation 24, 3849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892997000088

A. H. Fielding and J. F. Bell (1997). A review of methods for the assessment of prediction errors in conservation presence/absence models. Environmental Conservation 24, 3849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892997000088

M. Fuertes , V. Pérez , J. Benavides , M. C. González-Lanza , M. Mezo , M. González-Warleta , F. J. Giráldez , M. Fernández , M. Y. Manga-González and M. C. Ferreras (2015). Pathological changes in cattle naturally infected by Calicophoron daubneyi adult flukes. Veterinary Parasitology 209, 188196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.02.034

N. J. Fox , P. C. L. White , C. J. McClean , G. Marion , A. Evans and M. R. Hutchings (2011). Predicting impacts of climate change on Fasciola hepatica risk. PLoS ONE 6, e16126.

H. M. Gordon and J. C. Boray (1970). Controlling liver-fluke: a case for wildlife conservation? Veterinary Record 86, 288289.

M. Gonzalez-Warleta , S. Lladosa , J. A. Castro-Hermida , A. M. Martinez-Ibeas , D. Conesa , F. Munoz , A. Lopez-Quilez , Y. Manga-Gonzalez and M. Mezo (2013). Bovine paramphistomosis in Galicia (Spain): prevalence, intensity, aetiology and geospatial distribution of the infection. Veterinary Parasitology 191, 252263.

H. M. Gordon and J. C. Boray (1970). Controlling liver-fluke: a case for wildlife conservation? Veterinary Record 86, 288289.

M. D. Goumghar , M. Abrous , D. Ferdonnet , G. Dreyfuss and D. Rondelaud (2000). Prevalence of Haplometra cylindracea infection in three species of Lymnaea snails in central France. Parasitology Research 86, 337339.

P. A. Henrys , A. M. Keith , D. A. Robinson and B. A. Emmett (2014). Model Estimates of Topsoil Moisture [Countryside Survey]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/8db84900-5fdb-43be-a607-e56c843d9b87

A. Howell , M. Baylis , R. Smith , G. Pinchbeck and D. Williams (2015). Epidemiology and impact of Fasciola hepatica exposure in high-yielding dairy herds. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 121, 4148. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2015.05.013

K. Huson , P. Brophy , R. Morphew and N. Mackintosh (2015). Identification of the rumen fluke Calicophoron daubneyi infecting cattle in Wales. Advances in Animal Biosciences 6, 183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S2040470015000035

R. Jones , H. Williams , S. Dalesman and P. Brophy (2015). Confirmation of Galba truncatula as an intermediate host snail for Calicophoron daubneyi in Great Britain, with evidence of alternative snail species hosting Fasciola hepatica . Parasites & Vectors 8, 656.

P. E. Kajugu , R. E. B. Hanna , H. W. Edgar , C. McMahon , M. Cooper , A. Gordon , J. P. Barley , F. E. Malone , G. P. Brennan and I. Fairweather (2015). Fasciola hepatica: specificity of a coproantigen ELISA test for diagnosis of fasciolosis in faecal samples from cattle and sheep concurrently infected with gastrointestinal nematodes, coccidians and/or rumen flukes (paramphistomes), under field conditions. Veterinary Parasitology 212, 181187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.07.018

C. Mage , H. Bourgne , J. M. Toullieu , D. Rondelaud and G. Dreyfuss (2002). Fasciola hepatica and Paramphistomum daubneyi: changes in prevalences of natural infections in cattle and in Lymnaea truncatula from central France over the past 12 years. Veterinary Research 33, 439447.

J. M. Lobo , A. Jiménez-Valverde and R. Real (2008). AUC: a misleading measure of the performance of predictive distribution models. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17, 145151.

C. Mage , H. Bourgne , J. M. Toullieu , D. Rondelaud and G. Dreyfuss (2002). Fasciola hepatica and Paramphistomum daubneyi: changes in prevalences of natural infections in cattle and in Lymnaea truncatula from central France over the past 12 years. Veterinary Research 33, 439447.

C. Mason , H. Stevenson , A. Cox and I. Dick (2012). Disease associated with immature paramphistome infection in sheep. Veterinary Record 170, 343344.

A. M. Martinez-Ibeas , M. Gonzalez-Warleta , M. Martinez-Valladares , J. A. Castro-Hermida , C. Gonzalez-Lanza , B. Minambres , C. Ferreras , M. Mezo and M. Y. Manga-Gonzalez (2013). Development and validation of a mtDNA multiplex PCR for identification and discrimination of Calicophoron daubneyi and Fasciola hepatica in the Galba truncatula snail. Veterinary Parasitology 195, 5764.

C. Mason , H. Stevenson , A. Cox and I. Dick (2012). Disease associated with immature paramphistome infection in sheep. Veterinary Record 170, 343344.

Met-Office (2016). Temperature, rainfall and sunshine time-series [Online]. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/actualmonthly.

A. Mitchell , D. Bourn , J. Mawdsley , W. Wint , R. Clifton-Hadley and M. Gilbert (2005). Characteristics of cattle movements in Britain – an analysis of records from the Cattle Tracing System. Animal Science 80, 265273.

C. B. Ollerenshaw and W. T. Rowlands (1959). A method of forecasting the incidence of fascioliasis in Anglesey. Veterinary Record 71, 591598.

M. Perry and D. Hollis (2005). The generation of monthly gridded datasets for a range of climatic variables over the UK. International Journal of Climatology 25, 10411054.

A. W. N. Pillers (1922). Paramphistomum cervi from a cow in Cheshire. Veterinary Journal 78, 292293.

T. F. Rangel , J. A. F. Diniz-Filho and L. M. Bini (2010). SAM: a comprehensive application for spatial analysis in Macroecology. Ecography 33, 4650.

E. Rieu , A. Recca , J. J. Bénet , M. Saana , P. Dorchies and J. Guillot (2007). Reliability of coprological diagnosis of Paramphistomum sp. infection in cows. Veterinary Parasitology 146, 249253. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2007.02.033.

E. Rieu , A. Recca , J. J. Bénet , M. Saana , P. Dorchies and J. Guillot (2007). Reliability of coprological diagnosis of Paramphistomum sp. infection in cows. Veterinary Parasitology 146, 249253. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2007.02.033.

D. Rondelaud , P. Hourdin , P. Vignoles and G. Dreyfuss (2005). The contamination of wild watercress with Fasciola hepatica in central France depends on the ability of several lymnaeid snails to migrate upstream towards the beds. Parasitology Research 95, 305309.

D. Rondelaud , P. Vignoles and G. Dreyfuss (2007). Parasite development and visceral pathology in Galba truncatula co-infected with Fasciola hepatica and Paramphistomum daubneyi . Journal of Helminthology 81, 317322.

C. Schmitz (2015). LimeSurvey: An Open Source Survey Tool. LimeSurvey Project Hamburg, Germany. http://www.limesurvey.org.

O. Sey (1980). Revision of the amphistomes of European ruminants. Parasitologia Hungarica 13, 1325.

VIDA (2016 b). Rumen fluke species ID in English reindeer. Unpublished raw data.

A. Whitelaw and A. R. Fawcett (1982). Biological control of liver fluke. Veterinary Record 110, 500501

J. Zhang and K. F. Yu (1998). What's the relative risk?: a method of correcting the odds ratio in cohort studies of common outcomes. JAMA 280, 16901691.

J. Zhang and K. F. Yu (1998). What's the relative risk?: a method of correcting the odds ratio in cohort studies of common outcomes. JAMA 280, 16901691.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Parasitology
  • ISSN: 0031-1820
  • EISSN: 1469-8161
  • URL: /core/journals/parasitology
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords:

Type Description Title
PDF
Supplementary Materials

Jones supplementary material
Supplementary Table 1

 PDF (308 KB)
308 KB

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 125
Total number of PDF views: 422 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 1065 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 1st November 2016 - 26th September 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.