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
DOI:10.30954/2277-940X.04.2023.9

Abstract:

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.

Highlights

  • 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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