8-Title: Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in goats at Adhartal, Jabalpur

Authors: R Chedge, AK Dixit and Pooja Dixit

Source: Ruminant Science (2013)-2(2):155-159.

How to cite this manuscript: Chedge R, Dixit AK and Dixit Pooja (2013). Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in goats at Adhartal, Jabalpur. Ruminant Science 2(2):155-159.


Faecal samples of 46 goats (10 males and 36 females) of two breeds Barberi (24) and Sirohi (22) of instructional farm, Adhartal, Jabalpur were collected and examined for the presence of gastrointestinal parasites. Overall prevalence of parasites was 78%. Among the parasites encountered in the study, the prevalence of strongyles was highest (70%) followed by coccidia (57%), Trichuris spp. (37%), Strongyloides spp. (4%), amphistome (2%), Fasciola gigantica (2%) and Moniezia expansa (2%). Sex wise prevalence was 13% in males and 65% in females. Age wise prevalence was 22% in young animals while 57% in adult animals. Among breed, parasitic prevalence was 100% in Sirohi while 58% in Barberi breed.


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