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A review of bovine fasciolosis and other trematode infections in Nigeria

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A review of bovine fasciolosis and other trematode infections in Nigeria. / Elelu, N.; Eisler, M. C.

In: Journal of Helminthology, Vol. 92, No. 2, 01.03.2018, p. 128-141.

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Elelu, N. ; Eisler, M. C. / A review of bovine fasciolosis and other trematode infections in Nigeria. In: Journal of Helminthology. 2018 ; Vol. 92, No. 2. pp. 128-141.

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