Year: 2023 | Month: August | Volume 13 | Issue 4

Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites of Goats in the Humid Climate of Puducherry

Sunkara Jairam* Gali Mounika Siddhartha Sankar Das Mathivathani Cattavarayane Angeline Felicia Bora Christophe


The study was carried out in various regions of Puducherry to determine the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in goats from September to December 2022. A total of 200 fecal samples, collected from 18 villages in and around Puducherry were analyzed and results revealed that 171 (85.5%) were sampled positive for gastrointestinal (GI) parasitic infection. The incidence of strongyle was highest with an average of 61% from all the samples collected. The parasitic infection was significantly higher in adults (31.5%) than in young ones (14%). Sex-wise analysis revealed a higher infection percentage in females (74.2%) than in males (25.7%). Lack of awareness of deworming and poor management had a major impact on helminth infection in the Puducherry region.


  • GI parasites among small ruminants were prevalent in varying intensities.
  • It is suggested that farmers adopt these practices to improve productivity.

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