17-Title: Prevalence of Schistosoma spindale in ruminants in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh

Authors: V Agrawal, UK Garg, MK Shukla and G Das

Source: Ruminant Science (2013)-2(1):73-74.

How to cite this manuscript: Agrawal V, Garg UK, Shukla MK and Das G (2013). Prevalence of Schistosoma spindale in ruminants in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Ruminant Science 2(1):73-74.


The present study was undertaken to assess the incidence of S. spindale by worm counts from mesenteries of 200 buffaloes and 150 goats slaughtered in different slaughter houses of Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. The per cent mesentery found positive for Schistosoma spindale infection were 41 and 6.7%, respectively for buffaloes and goats. Majority of buffaloes (75.6%) and goats (70%) suffered from mild infection followed by moderate infection (24.39 and 30%, respectively). None of the animal was infected with high intensity of infection.


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