Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 1 (january 2019) : 105-109

Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthes in camels of hyper-arid partially irrigated zone of Rajasthan

K.P. Parmar, Abhishek Gupta, P.K. Pilania, N. Kumar, Monika, G.S. Manohar, Deepak Sumbria
1Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, College of Veterinary & Animal Science, Bikaner-334 001, Rajasthan, India
Cite article:- Parmar K.P., Gupta Abhishek, Pilania P.K., Kumar N., Monika, Manohar G.S., Sumbria Deepak (2018). Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthes in camels of hyper-arid partially irrigated zone of Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(1): 105-109. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3460.
A total 509 faecal samples were collected from camel population of different age and sex from hyper-arid partially irrigated zone of Rajasthan from March, 2016 to January, 2017.An overall prevalence rate of helminthic infectionswas recorded in 60.70% camelsby conventional faecal examination techniques. Among helminthes, highest prevalence was of strongyles (49.31%) followed by Trichuris sp. (24.75%), Strongyloides sp. (14.14%) and Nematodirus sp.(13.16%). Egg per gram counts of Strongyloides sp, Trichuris sp, and strongyle group was recorded from 100-900 (261.11±40.08); 100-1600 (564.81±23.17) and 100-1900 (624.07±47.73), respectively. Statistical analysis using multivariate binary logistic regression model revealed a highly significant difference (p<0.01) in seasonal dynamics and district wise prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthic infections in camel population whereasage and sex wise prevalence analysis revealed statistically non-significant difference. Coproculture study revealed the presence of Haemonchus sp.,  Trichostrongylus sp., Strongyloides sp. and Nematodirus sp. in the decreasing order of prevalence.
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