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Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
Year : 2005, Volume : 19, Issue : 2
First page : ( 115) Last page : ( 117)
Print ISSN : 0971-6157.

Gastrointestinal parasitic infection profile of bovines at R.S. Pura

Yadav Anish2, Khajuria J.K.2, Raina A.K.1

1Division of Veterinary Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, S.K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, R.S. Pura, Jammu-181 102, India

2Division of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, S.K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, R.S. Pura, Jammu-181 102, India

Abstract

A total of 640 faecal samples collected from bovines in tehsil R.S. Pura, Jammu revealed 59.68% prevalence of helminthic infections where 60.51% and 56.61% infection was from adult and bovine calves, respectively. Amphistomes (26.56%) were predominant followed by strongyles (8.43%). Percentage prevalence of Fasciola, Strongyloides, Ascaris, Trichuris, Moniezia spp. was 5.15, 4.53, 7.96, 0.93, 0.62, 0.52, respectively. Mixed infection with one or more helminthic ova was also detected in 5.46% bovines. Helminthic infection was recorded throughout the year with seasonal variation i.e. highest during rainy (66.35%) followed by winter (57.87%) and summer (54.25%), respectively.

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Keywords

Gastrointestinal parasites, Bovines, Prevalence, Jammu.

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