Seasonal Occurrence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Horse (Equus Ferus Caballus) From Dhaka City Bangladesh

Authors

  • Hamida Khanum Parasitology Branch, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Sharmin Musa Parasitology Branch, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Rimi Farhana Zaman Parasitology Branch, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Fahmida Sarkar Parasitology Branch, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Rawshan Ara Mitu Parasitology Branch, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjz.v49i2.56266

Keywords:

Occurrence, gastrointestinal parasites, horse, seasons

Abstract

The study was conducted to understand the occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in horse during June, 2017 to April, 2018 from Bangladesh National Zoo, Puran Dhaka and Rajarbagh Police Line of Dhaka city. A total of 48 faecal samples were collected from horses and examined by Direct Smearing technique and Formol Ether Concentration technique. Out of 48 samples 47 found positive for gastrointestinal parasitic infection with an overall prevalence of 97.92 %. Highest prevalence was identified (77.1 %) in Parascaris equorum, followed by 70.8 % in Hymenolepis nana, 62.5 % in Isospora sp., 50 % in Ancylostoma duodenale, 39.6 % in Toxocara sp., 35.4 % in Entamoeba sp., 25 % in Trichuris sp., 20.8 % in Fasciola hepatica 16.67 % in Capillaria sp., 8.3 % in Taenia sp. and Opisthorchis sinensis, 4.2 % in Moniezia benedeni and Thysaniezia sp. Highest intensity (72.97± 46.32) was found for Isospora sp. The p value was 0.01, p < 0.05 so the prevalence rate was statistically significant.A significant difference was founded in prevalence between male and female horse where females were highly infected and also seasonal variation showed significant differences. Highest prevalence was recorded in winter and Rainy season (100 %) followed by summer (95 %). The intensity of parasites was highest in rainy season (63.38 ±79.94) followed by summer (55.47 ±29.73) and winter (49.5 ±28.58)

Bangladesh J. Zool. 49 (2): 301-319, 2021

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2021-11-19

How to Cite

Khanum, H. ., Musa, S. ., Zaman, R. F. ., Sarkar, F. ., & Mitu, R. A. . (2021). Seasonal Occurrence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Horse (Equus Ferus Caballus) From Dhaka City Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 49(2), 301–319. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjz.v49i2.56266

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