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Year: 2019 | Month: October | Volume 9 | Issue 5

Cross Anthelmintic Resistance in Goats of Unorganized Sector in Haryana



The present study was conducted to detect the status of anthelmintic resistance of fenbendazole and morantel against gastrointestinal nematodes in goats of village Badhra, district Charkhi dadri, Haryana. Forty five goats with eggs per gram of more than or equal to 150 were divided into three groups i.e. G1, G2 and G3 of 15 animals each. Group G1 and G2 were treated with fenbendazole @ 10 mg/kg b.wt. orally and morantel @ 20 mg/ kg b.wt. orally, respectively. Group G3 served as untreated control. Faecal egg count of goats was ascertained on day of treatment (0 day) and 12th day post treatment (PT) of all groups by the modified McMaster technique. Pooled faecal cultures were made to recover infective larvae on day 0 and 12 PT. Results revealed that fenbendazole (G1) and morantel (G2) reduced the faecal egg counts by 76.47% and 70.80% on 12th day PT with upper and lower confidence levels as 89.30% and 48.23% and 82.43% and 51.48%, respectively indicating moderate anthelmintic resistance against both drugs. The post-treatment coproculture showed larvae of Haemonchus contortus and Strongyloides sp. Thus, the present study revealed presence of cross anthelmintic resistance against fenbendazole and morantel in goats of unorganized sector in Charkhi Dadri district of Haryana.

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