Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthes in cattle and buffalo in Samastipur district of Bihar

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Pramod Kumar
R. K. Asthana
P. K. Ram
Manoj Kumar

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A total of 366 faecal samples including 225 cattle and 141 buffalo of different age groups were randomly collected and analyzed for presence of gastrointestinal helminthes parasites from five different blocks on both sides of Burhi Gandak River in Samastipur district of Bihar in 2015-16. Among cattle 115 (51.11 %) and among buffalo 88 (62.40%) samples were found positive for different species of gastrointestinal helminthes. The prevalence of trematodes, nematodes and cestodes in cattle were 44, 6 and 8 percent, respectively and in buffalo were 35, 18 and 15 percent, respectively. Mixed infection in cattle and buffalo faecal samples was 6.8% and 5.6%, respectively. 4.40 % cattle and 6.60 % buffalo were severely affected, in which egg count per gram was more than 1600. In 1-90 days age group calves 65.6 % cattle and 90.47 % buffalo were positive.

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Kumar, P., Asthana, R., Ram, P., & Kumar, M. (2019). Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthes in cattle and buffalo in Samastipur district of Bihar. International Journal of Agricultural Invention, 5(02), 165-168. https://doi.org/10.46492/IJAI/2020.5.2.3
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