18-Title: Incidence of helminths infection in bovine calves
Authors: PK Ram and Amit Kumar
Source: Ruminant Science (2013)-2(1):75-76.
How to cite this manuscript: Ram PK and Kumar Amit (2013). Incidence of helminths infection in bovine calves. Ruminant Science 2(1):75-76.
A total of 285 faecal samples of cow calves below six months of age were examined for helminths infection at Cattle Farm, Animal Production Research Institute, RAU, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar and its adjoining areas. The percentage of infection due to N. Vitulorum, Trichuris spp., Strongyloides, Strongyle spp., Amphistomum spp., Fasciola and Moneizia spp. was 40.35, 11.57, 11.92, 7.7, 1.05, 3.85 and 2.45, respectively. The prevalance of N. Vitulorum decreased while of Strongyle increased with increase in the age of calves. Among 51 calves having mixed infection, 38 were having eggs of two types of helminths, 9 had infection with three helminths while 4 had infection with four helminths. Prevalence of N. Vitulorum was the highest among the calves with single infection.
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