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Table 1 Previous studies on equine tapeworm infections in Germany

From: Investigations on the occurrence of tapeworm infections in German horse populations with comparison of different antibody detection methods based on saliva and serum samples

Region Yeara Study design Species and prevalence (%) References
Method HL/FL
Brandenburg 2006 Combined sedimentation-flotation, McMaster HL Anoplocephala spp. (2.0) Hinney et al. [10]
FL Anoplocephala spp. (14.3)
Lower Saxony 2000, 2001 McMaster (modified) HL Anoplocephala spp. (0.2) Wirtherle [39]
Bavaria 2002, 2003 Post mortem sectio HL A. perfoliata (28.5); P. mamillana (1.0) Rehbein et al. [9]
Bavaria na Post mortem sectio HL A. perfoliata (38.0) Beelitz and Gothe [6]
Combined sedimentation-flotation HL A. perfoliata (18.0)
Northern Germany 1998, 1999 Combined sedimentation-flotation HL Anoplocephala spp. (3.0) Behrens [11]
FL Anoplocephala spp. (35.2)
Lower Saxony 1995 Post mortem sectio HL A. perfoliata (75.0); A. magna (12.5); P. mamillana (12.5) Cirak et al. [8]
Nation-wide 1958 Post mortem sectio HL Anoplocephala spp. (11.0) Kiedrowski [7]
  1. Anoplocephala spp. may include Anoplocephala perfoliata, Anoplocephala magna and Paranoplocephala mamillana
  2. HL horse level, FL farm level
  3. aSampling year