PREVALENCE PATTERN OF GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITES IN DAIRY CATTLE AND BUFFALOES IN KARNATAKA STATE
M. S. Jagannath, Placid E. D'Souza and S. Abdul Rahman
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.1987. 18:29-35.
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The prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in dairy cattle and buffaloes of the Hassan and Tumkur Milk Unions of the Karanataka Dairy Development Corporation was studied. The infection rate of 25.71 and 20.09 and 34.33 and 44.24 per cent was observed in cattle and buffaloes in the Hassan and Tumkur milk unions respectively. Buxtonella sulcata, Amphistome sp strongyle sp and mixed infections were commonly encountered. No significant difference was observed in the occurrence between taluks in the milk unions but difference was observed between parasites. The prevalence of parasitism was found to be most common in the 4-8 year age group of animals.