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