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7-Title: Gastrointestinal helminths of goats in a subtropical and high humid zone of Sikkim, India

Authors: Papri Pal, LR Chatlod, RK Avasthe and A Prasad

Source: Ruminant Science (2013)-2(2):149-153.

How to cite this manuscript: Pal Papri,  Chatlod LR, Avasthe RK and Prasad A  (2013). Gastrointestinal helminths of goats in a subtropical and high humid zone of Sikkim, India. Ruminant Science 2(2):149-153.

Abstract

Gastrointestinal (GI) helminths spectrum of 623 goats from subtropical and high humid zones of Sikkim, India were examined over a period of two years. GI-helminth recorded were Haemonchus contortus, Oesophagostomum columbianum, Bunostomum trigonocephalum, Trichostrongylus colubriformes, Nematodirus filicolis, Trichuris ovis, T. globulosa, Moniezia expansa and amphistome species. The overall infection rate was 64.69%. Among the various species found H. contortus (64.53%) emerged as the most prevalent although O. columbianum (43.34%) and B. trigonocephalum (35.31%) were also significantly in evidence. The seasonal fluctuation in infection was assessed by monitoring the faecal egg count of 623 goats slaughtered during the two year period. The highest intensity of parasitic infection was recorded in autumn season and remained at a relatively high level from August to October followed by summer season and the least during winter.  The role of environmental factors in their prevalence is discussed.   

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