Mammomonogamus laryngeus (Railliet, 1899) infections in cattle in Mindanao, Philippines

Vet Parasitol. 1996 Sep 16;64(4):329-32. doi: 10.1016/0304-4017(95)00933-7.


During one year, 597 cattle were examined for Mammomonogamus laryngeus infections in the abattoir of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. The overall prevalence was 23% with no obvious seasonal variations. The infection rate was 19% in animals up to 4 years old and 24% in animals 4-12 years old. In infected animals up to 8 years old an average of eight parasite pairs was found; infected animals of 8-12 years old had 5.2 parasite pairs on average. All worms were located on the posterior side of the epiglottis. Field observations on cattle in Mindanao revealed that adult M. laryngeus had developed on the epiglottis of a tracer calf that had been on pasture for 30 days and then kept away from possible nematode infection for 28 days.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Abattoirs
  • Animals
  • Arytenoid Cartilage / parasitology
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Cattle Diseases / parasitology
  • Epiglottis / parasitology
  • Female
  • Incidence
  • Philippines / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Seasons
  • Strongylida / isolation & purification
  • Strongylida Infections / epidemiology
  • Strongylida Infections / parasitology
  • Strongylida Infections / veterinary*