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Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
Year : 2006, Volume : 20, Issue : 1
First page : ( 69) Last page : ( 71)
Print ISSN : 0971-6157.

Study on epidemiological aspects of bovine trypanosomosis in some districts of Bihar*

Sinha Bidya Shankar1, Verma S.P.1, Mallick K.P.2, Samantaray S.3, Kumar Bipin1, Kumar Ram Prawesh3

1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna-800 014, India

2C/3, Indirapuri Colony, P.O. Bihar Veterinary College, Patna.

3Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna-800 014, India

*Part of M.V.Sc. thesis by first author, R.A.U., Pusa.

Abstract

The incidence of bovine trypanosomosis was studied in Patna, Nalanda and Muzaffarpur districts of Bihar State. The incidence of this disease was found to be higher in cattle (58.86%) as compared to buffaloes (41.14%). Indigenous cattle (58.06%) were more susceptible than crossbred (41.94%). The incidence was higher in females than the males in both cattle and buffaloes. The numbers of cases were more in adult animals particularly 2–4 years age group. Highest incidence in cattle (52.69%) and buffaloes (52.31%) was observed during monsoon followed by winter (cattle-29.03% and buffaloes-33.85%) and least during summer season (cattle-18.28% and buffaloes-13.84%).

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Keywords

Trypanosomosis, Incidence, Cattle, Buffalo, Bihar.

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