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Liver fluke

obovis
Contributor(s):

Polly Gratwick

Andrew Forbes

Synonym(s): Fasciola hepatica


Liver fluke

Liver fluke is a parasitic flatworm which can infect many species of mammals, including man. Cattle and sheep are the most significant hosts on stock farms. As the name suggests, they affect the liver of infected animals.

Liver fluke lifecycle ©Polly Gratwick

What is the fluke lifecycle?

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