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Vol. 12, Special Issue 9 (2023)

Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites at an organised sheep farm

Author(s):
Patel MK, Patel JA, Parsani HR and Shyma KP
Abstract:
Gastrointestinal (GI) parasitism is often classified as production disease & had major limitation on sheep productivity. GI parasites of sheep cause significant morbidity & mortality and resultant production losses are considerable. During the year January, 2022 to July, 2023, faecal samples of 87 sheep from Sheep Breeding Farm, Aseda, Banaskantha, Gujarat were examined for gastrointestinal parasites. Faecal samples were processed by sedimentation method. Out of 68 faecal samples examined, 44 (50.57%) were found positive for GI parasites. The study revealed 20 (22.98%) cases of Trichostrongylus spp., 09 (10.34%) cases of Strongyloides spp., 03 (3.44%) cases of Trichuris spp., 01 (1.14%) case of Eimeria spp. and 11 (12.64%) cases of mixed infection and 43 (49.42%) were negative for parasitic infection. The average EPG of nematode done by Mac master technique was 600-800 in positive sample. Post mortem examination of two sheep revealed infection of Moniezia spp. and Stilesia spp. which were identified and preserved in laboratory museum.
Pages: 1485-1488  |  64 Views  36 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Patel MK, Patel JA, Parsani HR and Shyma KP. Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites at an organised sheep farm. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 1485-1488.
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