2-Title: Studies on spontaneously occurring pathological conditions in goats of North Western Himalayan region

Authors: Rakesh Kumar, Gulshan Bhardwaj, Devina Sharma, Rupali Masand, Abhishek Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Asrani and Vipan Kumar Gupta

Source: Ruminant Science (2020)-9(1):7-14.


How to cite this manuscript: Kumar Rakesh, Bhardwaj Gulshan, Sharma Devina, Masand Rupali, Kumar Abhishek, Asrani Rajesh Kumar and Gupta Vipan Kumar (2020). Studies on spontaneously occurring pathological conditions in goats of north Western Himalayan region. Ruminant Science 9(1):7-14.


The present study was undertaken on tissue samples of female goats collected from the abattoirs of Shimla and nearby regions of Palampur, Himachal Pradesh during a period from January to July 2019. The present study was aimed to determine the prevalence of spontaneously occurring pathological conditions in goats of North western Himalayan region. Pathological alterations were confirmed through gross and histopathological changes in different organs of goats. The system wise prevalence of pathological conditions investigated in 40 adult female goats revealed the involvement of digestive system including hepato-biliary system was 47.5%, the involvement of reproductive system was 30%, the involvement of respiratory system was 20% and involvement of urinary system was 2.5%. Among many pathological conditions recorded in the digestive system, the highest frequency (52.6%) of parasitic gastroenteritis and hepatic distomiasis was observed. Reproductive system showed pathological conditions associated with ovaries (ovarian cysts, par-ovarian cysts) and uterus (nodular perimetritis, endometritis and hydrometra with hydrosalpinx). Similarly, the respiratory system and urinary system also showed pathological alterations. This investigation emphasizes on pathological conditions of zoonotic importance in goats which persists in subclinical condition.


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