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Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Goats in and Around Rewa, India

Rupesh Chaurasiya Pooja Dixit Alok Kumar Dixit
Vol 11(2), 150-154

To estimate the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in goats in and around Rewa, India, faecal samples collected from 504 goats were screened for eggs of different gastrointestinal parasites using standard floatation and sedimentation methods. The overall prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites was 79.96% with 29.28% samples having mono infection while 70.72% samples were having mixed infection. Prevalence was highest for strongyles (55.95%) followed by coccidia (45.83%), amphistomes (33.73%), Trichuris spp. (15.28%), Moniezia spp. (11.51%), Strongyloides sp. (3.57%) and Fasciola sp. (2.38%). The prevalence in kids (87.5%) was non-significantly higher than adults (79.71%). The prevalence in females (85.78%) was significantly higher (p<0.01) as compared to males (55.21%). Maximum prevalence of parasites was found in winter months (93.47%) followed by monsoon (89.28%), summer (70%), and post monsoon (62.06%). The study will provide baseline data for control of gastrointestinal parasites in the area.

Keywords : Goat Gastrointestinal parasite Prevalence Risk factors

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