The First Report of a Horned Owl Infection with the Trematode Plagiorchis noblei in Shahrekord, Iran

Document Type : Case report


1 Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran.

2 Graduated, professional doctor of veterinary medicine, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran.

3 Master's student in Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord,Iran.


In 2022, the trematode Plagiorchis noblei was isolated from a Horned owl (Asio otus) in Shahrekord city. This trematode was isolated from the small intestine of the Horned owl. The trematode was fixed on a microscope slide and stained with Carmine acid. Then the sample was examined with a stereomicroscope and identified with the available diagnostic keys. Studies showed that this trematode belongs to the species Plagiorchis noblei. This parasite belongs to the Plagiorchiidae family, but so far this parasite has not been observed in owls in Shahrekord city. This parasite belongs to the Digenea order, which causes lung, digestive, liver and blood diseases in birds and other vertebrates.


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Volume 15, Issue 3 - Serial Number 32
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September 2023
Pages 57-59
  • Receive Date: 20 June 2023
  • Revise Date: 09 August 2023
  • Accept Date: 19 September 2023
  • First Publish Date: 19 September 2023