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Table 1

Snail investigations performed for 37 years (1970–2006) in the department of Haute Vienne with indication of their purpose and the number of water points investigated.

Purpose of investigations Stations Number of water points investigated
Detection of snail habitats in 234 farms with a problem of animal fasciolosis Grasslands and their vicinity (road ditches, ponds, streams, rivers) 7831
Experimental transplantations of snails in other 25 farms Grasslands only 624
Mapping of snail populations in 106 municipalities in northern Haute Vienne Mainly road ditches, ponds, streams and rivers 3606
Other investigations:
Wild watercress beds at the origin of human fasciolosis cases Small ponds, man-made basins 252
The Vienne river and its main tributaries River banks 464
Other ponds and streams Pond and stream banks 701
Total 13 478

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