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Vol. 10, Special Issue 7 (2021)

Anthelmintic treatment practices for control of gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep of Odisha

Author(s):
Pankaj Kumar, Bijayendranath Mohanty, Susanta Kumar Dash, Manaswini Dehuri, Susen Kumar Panda, Akshaya Kumar Kundu, Prakash Chandra Behera and Ananta Hembram
Abstract:
In order to maintain the efficacy of anthelmintics, its proper use is important and abuse should be avoided by promoting awareness among the farmers, veterinarians and paravets about different human, natural and managemental factors that can contribute to delay the development of resistance against anthelmintics. In view of this, in order to assess the level of awareness among the farmers, vets and paravets in the area, a questionnaire based survey was carried out involving a total of 109 respondents comprising 87 farmers and 22 vets and paravets from the native tracts of different sheep breeds were included in the survey in home tracts of different recognized sheep breeds of Odisha. The survey revealed that, overall, the majority of sheep farmers (88.1%) in the native tracts of Kendrapada, Ganjam and Balangir breeds were rearing the respective breeds of sheep under extensive management system and rest were adopting semi intensive system of management. Highest percentage of sheep farmers in native tract of Kendrapada breed were aware of worm infection followed by that of Ganjam and lowest in native tract of Balangir breed and the variation was statistically significant (p<0.05). In the study area more number of deworming was practiced during summer season as a routine practice. Deworming was practiced mostly as a routine practice without faecal sample examination and dose of drug in most cases was determined based on visual estimation of body weight of sheep. Benzimidazoles were the most frequently used anthelmintic and there was no periodic rotation of class of anthelmintics as revealed by the vets and paravets. In majority of cases there was no post treatment faecal sample examination.
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How to cite this article:
Pankaj Kumar, Bijayendranath Mohanty, Susanta Kumar Dash, Manaswini Dehuri, Susen Kumar Panda, Akshaya Kumar Kundu, Prakash Chandra Behera and Ananta Hembram. Anthelmintic treatment practices for control of gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep of Odisha. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 352-355.

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