Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Buffalo Calves in Indore and Shajapur districts - Madhya Pradesh

Pratibha Malviya, Nidhi Singh, H. K. Mehta, R. K. Bagherwal, Kamlesh Choudhary, Vivek Agrawal

Abstract


The present study was undertaken to record the prevalence of gastro-intestinal nematodes in buffalo calves randomly selected from the dairy farms of two districts viz. Indore and Shajapur of Madhya Pradesh. The results indicate that 60.93% and 61.2% calves were positive for nematode infestation in Indore and Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh, respectively. Buffalo calves between 0-4 months of age exhibited highest prevalence as compared to the age group of 4-8 months in both districts. Overall prevalence of nematodes infection in male buffalo calves was recorded highest as compared to female ones in Indore and Shajapur districts as 63.53% and 62.22%, respectively. Overall prevalence of nematodes infection in female buffalo calves was recorded in Indore and Shajapur district as 56.14% and 60.26%, respectively

Keywords


Prevalence, Gastrointestinal, Nematodes, Buffalo Calf

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21887/ijvsbt.v13i01.8729

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