Objective: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a disease that develops as a result of the larval form of E. granulosus settling in the internal organs of intermediate hosts such as sheep, goats, cattle, pigs and humans. The disease adversely affects both human and animal health. It has been reported that it is frequently seen in East, North East and Central Anatolia. In this study, it was aimed to detect the presence of CE in animals slaughtered between 2020-2021 in the slaughterhouse of Ordu province.
Materials and Methods: The internal organs of animals slaughtered in the slaughterhouse between 2020-2021 and organs with CE were brought to the parasitology laboratory and evaluated in terms of scolex.
Results: In the slaughterhouse, 4094 cattle were slaughtered in 2020 and 3788 in 2021, and hydatid cysts were detected in 187 cattle in 2020 and 112 in 2021. No parasites were found in sheep and goats during the study period. Lung and liver localization were detected together in 150 of 299 animals with CE. Scolex was detected in only 3 of them.
Conclusion: This condition was thought to be common in animals in the region. It was concluded that epidemiological studies should also be conducted in people who can be seen as a risk group in the region.