Gastrointestinal parasites of buffaloes from Udgir area of Marathwada: A coprological appraisal

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Maheshwarreddy Krishnareddy Dappawar Bapurao Sambhaji Khillare Babasaheb Wamanrao Narladkar Gajendra Namdeo Bhangale


In a round the year coprological prevalence survey of gastrointestinal parasitic infections in domestic buffaloes of Udgir area carried out from August 2015 to July 2016, a prevalence to the tune of 12.42% was noted. An overall prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites was recorded as Strongyles sp. 7.78%, Strongyloides sp. 1.61%, Trichuris sp. 1.04%, Moniezia expansa 0.69%, Eimeria sp. 0.42%, mixed infection 0.92% and Toxocara sp. 0.34%. Seasonal pattern of prevalence showed highest infection in monsoon followed by in winter and lest during summer. Age-wise analysis of gastrointestinal parasitic infections showed various trends of infection. In the early age Group 1 (calves of below 6 months age) showed the highest infection of 32.5%, the young-adults age Group 2 (6 to 18 months) shows moderate infection of 17.96% while lowest infection occurred in adult was 7.59%. Sex-wise analysis indicated higher in males than female. Breed-wise analysis conducted for prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infection showed significant variation within the breeds of buffalo. Highest infection seen in Murrah i.e. 20.7% followed by Marathwadi (15.81%) and Non-descript (9.24%) breed of buffaloes.

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DAPPAWAR, Maheshwarreddy Krishnareddy et al. Gastrointestinal parasites of buffaloes from Udgir area of Marathwada: A coprological appraisal. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 39, n. 3, p. 285-291, sep. 2020. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 dec. 2020.
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