Title : Prevalence and risk factors associated with strongyles infection in goats in and around Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Authors: Kusum Lata, G Das, NK Kumbhakar and R Saiyam
Source: Ruminant Science (2018)-7(1):5-9.
Cite this reference as: Lata Kusum, Das G, Kumbhakar NK and Saiyam R (2018). Prevalence and risk factors associated with strongyles infection in goats in and around Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Ruminant Science 7(1):5-9.
Current investigation was undertaken during the period from July 2016 to March 2017 to assess the prevalence and risk factor associated with strongyles infection in goats in and around Jabalpur. The overall prevalence of strongyles was 61.43 per cent with significantly higher rate (P<0.01) in farm (76.95%) than in field (54.35%). The strongyle infection was significantly higher (P<0.01) in adults (64.25%) as compared to young (48.86%) goats. Post-monsoon (69.69%) and monsoon (68.74%) seasons were having significantly higher (P<0.01) infection than winter and spring. Overall intensity of strongyle infection (eggs per gram of faeces) was higher from the month of August (1204.6±171.23) to October (924.8±64.51) and lowest in January (163.1±53.21). The coproculture study on strongyle infection of goats revealed that Haemonchus spp. (50.18%) was the predominant nematode followed by Trichostrongylus spp. (29.80%), Strongyloides spp. (10.71%), Oesophagostomum spp. (7.94%) and Bunostomum spp. (0.99%) spp. Maximum prevalence of Haemonchus spp. was found in the month of September (57.33%) whereas Trichostrongylus spp. in the month of February (49.34%). The study indicated strongyle infection as one of the major problems that could hamper health and productivity of goats in the study area.
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