Age but not sex is a primary predisposing factor for Ascariosis in buffalo calves: An evidence from Mumbai, India


  • Mayur Shankar Gholve Department of Parasitology, Mumbai Veterinary College, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Mumbai, India
  • Shrikant Totaram Kalwaghe Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur, India
  • Hirachand Yeknath Palampalle Department of Parasitology, Mumbai Veterinary College, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Mumbai, India
  • Gajanan Madhavrao Chigure Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur, India
  • Sonal Arun Ingle Department of Animal Biotechnology, Nagpur Veterinary College, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur, India
  • Gajendra Namdeo Bhangale Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur, India



Bubalus bubalis, buffaloes, age, Ascariosis, Mumbai , India


Infections with GI nematodes often cause outbreaks of disease which is a major concern resulting in huge economic losses. There is vast economic impact of T. vitulorum and it mostly affects buffalo calves due to its survivability and causes heavy economic losses in India. In this study a total of 500 faecal samples of Murrah buffalo calves were examined having age below 3 months to know the status of T. vitulorum in Mumbai region. Out of 500 faecal samples 56 samples were positive for Toxocara vitulorum, Among the 6 age groups made, Group 1 (00 to 15 days), Group 2 (16 to 30days), Group 3 (31 to 45 days), Group 4 (46 to 60 days), Group 5 (61 to 70 days) and Group 5 (76 to 90 days) showed prevalence of T. vitulorum, 13.09%, 13.68%, 17.97%, 11.84%, 06.25% and 03.26% respectively. In sex wise prevalence of T. vitulorum, out 247 faecal samples of male buffalo calves, 33 (13.36%) found positive and out of 253 faecal samples of female buffalo calves 23 (09.09%) were found positive for T. vitulorum infection. The EPG counts were found significantly increased during 1 to 2 months of age which subsequently decreases.


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Shankar Gholve, M., Totaram Kalwaghe, S., Yeknath Palampalle, H., Madhavrao Chigure, G., Arun Ingle, S., & Bhangale, G. N. (2024). Age but not sex is a primary predisposing factor for Ascariosis in buffalo calves: An evidence from Mumbai, India. Buffalo Bulletin, 43(1), 95–103.



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