Prevalence of gastro-intestinal parasites in cattle of Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh
Nirmala Jamra, Giridhari Das, Vivek Agrawal, AK Jayraw, Mohabbat Singh Jamra and Gaya Prasad Jatav
Prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) parasites, based on faecal sample examination of cattle was carried out in the district of Khargone, Barwani and Dhar in Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh. Out of 688 faecal samples were examined coprologically, 319 (46.37%) were found positive for gastrointestinal parasitic eggs and protozoan oocyst. Prevalence of different parasites viz. strongyles (21.37%) followed by amphistomes (13.08%), Eimeria spp. (10.03%), Fasciola spp. (5.81%), Moniezia spp. (3.34%), Trichuris spp. (2.33), Strongyloides spp. (1.89%) and Toxocar spp. (1.58%) were recorded. There was no significant effect of district on the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in cattle. In cattle except amphistomes and Moniezia spp. the prevalence of other parasites viz. strongyle, Strongyloides spp., Toxocara spp., Fasciola spp., Eimeria spp and Trichuris spp. did not have significant relation (P>0.05) with sex. The prevalence of strongyle, amphistosmes and Fasciola spp. was significantly higher in (P<0.01) in adult cattle whereas the prevalence of Toxocara spp. was significantly high in cow calves. The results provide a baseline data for planning future research and control strategies against gastrointestinal parasites in this region.
Nirmala Jamra, Giridhari Das, Vivek Agrawal, AK Jayraw, Mohabbat Singh Jamra, Gaya Prasad Jatav. Prevalence of gastro-intestinal parasites in cattle of Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(4):1045-1048.