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Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
Year : 2006, Volume : 20, Issue : 1
First page : ( 97) Last page : ( 98)
Print ISSN : 0971-6157.

Incidence of monieziosis in cattle and buffalo calves of Guwahati*

Borthakur S.K.**, Das M.R.

Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Sciences, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati-781 022, India

**Present address: College of Veterinary Sciences, CAU, Selesih, Aizawl, Mizoram

*Part of M.V.Sc. thesis of the first author, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati-22

Abstract

Faecal samples of calves of 240 cattle and 60 buffalo were examined for Moniezia spp. infection. The infection rate was 5%, 13.75% and 6% in indigenous, cross-bred cow calves and buffalo calves, respectively. Average eggs per gram of faeces was 56 in buffalo calves, 96.9 in crossbred calves and 19.6 in local cow calves, respectively in villages around Guwahati, Assam.

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Keywords

Moniezia spp., EPG, Incidence.

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