Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections in Cattle of Mahakaushal Region of Madhya Pradesh, India

Giridhari Das, N. K. Kumbhakar, Kusum Lata, Rupanjali Saiyam


Gastrointestinal (GI) parasitic infection in cattle is a worldwide problem as a cause of reduced productivity and profitability. The present study deals with the prevalence of various GIparasitic infections in cattle in the Mahakaushal region of Madhya Pradesh. A total of 1243 faecal samples collected during a period of one year revealed, 249 (20.03%) were positive for one or more GIparasitism viz., Amphistomes (13.03%), Strongyle (5.47%), Moniezia (1.37%), Coccidia (1.21%), Fasciola (0.48%) and Toxocaravitulorum (0.16%) infection. Coproculture studies reveled thatHaemonchus was predominant nematode followed by Oesophagostomum, Trichostrongylus, Strongyloides and Bunostomum. Seasonal prevalence revealed significantly higher (p less than 0.01) prevalencein monsoon season (25.91%) than summer (21.40%) and winter (12.50%). Whereas, age wise prevalence was non-significantly higher in adult compared to young calves.


Cattle, Gastrointestinal parasites, Prevalence,Madhya Pradesh

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