Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitism of cattle in Banskhali upazilla, Chittagong, Bangladesh

  • Rokeya Ahmed Dept. of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • Paritosh Kumar Biswas Dept. of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • Mukti Barua Dept. of Animal Science and Nutrition, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • Md. Abdul Alim Dept. of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • Kamrul Islam Dept. of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • Md. Zohorul Islam Dept. of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
Keywords: Cattle, Gastro-intestinal parasitism, Infection, Prevalence

Abstract

The  objectives  of  this  study  were  to  investigate  the
prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitism (GP), and to
determine  the  effects  of  age,  sex,  breed,  body  score
and body weight in the occurrences of GP of cattle in
Banskhali  Upazilla,  Chittagong,  Bangladesh.  A  total
of 50 fecal samples were randomly collected directly
from rectum of cattle. The samples were examined by
routine  coproscopical  methods  for  the  presence  of
different parasites and oocysts. Overall prevalence of
GP  infestation  was  72%  (n=36/50).  Prevalence  of
Paramphistomum  spp.  infestation  was  found  to  be
the highest (30%; n=15/50) followed by Toxocara spp.
(12%;  n=6/50),  Fasciola  spp.  (10%;  n=5/50),
Oesophagostomum  spp.  (8%;  n=4/50),  Moniezia  spp.
(6%;  n=3/50)  and  Trichostrongylus  spp.  (2%;  n=1/50).
Young  cattle  were  mostly  infested  as  compared  to
adult and calf. The results of this study provides an
epidemiological  forecast  showing  the  prevalence  of
GP in cattle, which can be helpful for the clinician in
diagnosis of such infections.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/javar.2015.b113

 

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Ahmed, R., Biswas, P., Barua, M., Alim, M., Islam, K., & Islam, M. (2015). Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitism of cattle in Banskhali upazilla, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2(4), 484-488. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/26049
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