Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 1 - 2020
Study on Prevalence of Gastro Intestinal Helminths of Goat in District Abbottabad
Muhammad Shoaib1, Muhammad Sohail2*, Muhammad Sajid3, Hamidullah4, Mehwish Malik1, Muhamamd Bachal Bhutto5 and Shazia Mansoor6
1Research Officer at Veterinary Research and Disease Investigation Center, Abbottabad, Pakistan 2Research Officer at Veterinary Research and Disease Investigation Center, Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan 3Senior Research Officer Veterinary Research and Disease Investigation Center, Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan 4Principal Research Officer at Veterinary Research and Disease Investigation Center, Abbottabad, Pakistan 5Professor at Department of Parasitology, Sind Agricultural University, Tandojam, Hyderabad, Pakistan 6Veterinary Officer at Remount Veterinary and Farm Corps, Military Dairy Farm, Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Sohail, Research Officer at Veterinary Research and Disease Investigation Center, Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Received: November 25, 2019; Published: December 17, 2019


The study was aimed to detect the prevalence of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) parasites in goats. The study was conducted in different tehsils of District Abbottabad viz; Abbottabad, Havelian, Sherwan and Nathiagali. A total of 200 faecal samples (50 samples from each tehsils) were collected randomly from goats of different age groups (< 1 year, 1 - 2 years and > 2 years) and of either sex. Out of 200 faecal samples examined for the presence of helminth parasites, 58 (29.0%) were positive for the eggs of different GIT helminths. The species identified in this study were: Trichostrongylus axei (12.5%), Haemonchus contortus (7.00%), Trichuris ovis (5.5%), and Nematodirus spp (4.00%). The highest prevalence of GIT parasite in goats was recorded in Havelian (46%) followed by Abbottabad (32%), Sherwan (24%) and Nathiagali (14%). The result of GIT parasite was statistically significant in different Tehsils. The effect of sex on prevalence of GIT helminths was high (31%) in female as compared to male (25.33%). Among tehsils highest prevalence (46.00%) was recorded in Havelian, while it was lowest (14.00%) in Nathiagali. Regarding the age, highest prevalence was 36.67% in 1 - 2 years of age group followed by 25.00% and 21.43% in above two years and less than one year respectively. Statistically no significance was observed comparing the results of sex and age.

It was concluded that GIT parasites are prevalent (29%) in examined goats and has affected age, sex and animal management regimes. Therefore, it is recommended that proper management practices, regular fecal examination and training of farmers about methods of prevention to boost their economy

Keywords: Gastrointestinal Parasites; Goat; Age; Sex; Prevalence


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