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Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
Year : 2012, Volume : 26, Issue : 2
First page : ( 186) Last page : ( 188)
Print ISSN : 0971-6157. Online ISSN : 0974-0813.

Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in cattle and buffaloes in and around Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Gupta Abhishek, Dixit A.K., Dixit Pooja1, Mahajan Chetna2

Department of Veterinary Parasitology, C.V.Sc. & A.H., Madhya Pradesh Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya, Kuthuliya, Rewa -486001, Madhya Pradesh, India

1Department of Medicine

2Department of Biochemistry

Online published on 13 August, 2013.


A total of 1413 faecal samples of cattle and buffaloes were examined of which 68.93% were found positive for various gastrointestinal parasites. The prevalence was found higher in buffaloes (73%) as compared to cattle (65%). In cattle, strongyle infection (43%) was most prevalent followed by coccidia (24.25%), amphistomes (17.59%), Trichuris sp. (5.96%), Fasciola gigantica (0.99%), Toxocara sp. (0.43%), Strongyloides sp. (0.28%) and Moniezia sp. (0.28%). Prevalence of amphistomes (45%) was found highest in buffaloes followed by strongyles (39%), coccidia (22%), F. gigantica (6.77%), Strongyloides sp. (2.97%), Trichuris sp. (2.26%) and Moniezia sp. (0.71%). Season wise prevalence rates of different parasitic diseases revealed that the incidence was highest in the rainy season.



Buffalo, Cattle, Gastrointestinal parasite, Jabalpur, Prevalence.


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