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INFECTION RATE AND CHEMOTHERAPY OF VARIOUS HELMINTHS IN GOATS IN AND AROUND LAHORE

M. IJAZ, M. S. KHAN, M. AVAIS, K. ASHRAF1, M. M. ALI AND SAIMA2

Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery; 1Department of Parasitology; 2Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract   

    The current study was carried out to find out the infection rate of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) helminths and its association with diarrhoea in goats in Lahore, Pakistan. For this purpose, 300 faecal samples from goats suffering from diarrhoea presented at the Outdoor Hospital, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, UVAS Lahore and various private as well as government hospitals located in Lahore were examined coprologically for the presence of helminths. The result revealed that an overall infection rate of GIT helminths was 63.33% in goats. When compared the class wise infection rate, highest infection rate of nematodes (42.67%) was observed, followed by trematodes (16.67%) and cestodes (4%). The efficacy of Ricobendazole  was observed to be 62, 96 and 98% at day 3, 7 and 14 of treatment, respectively. The efficacy of Ricobendazole was higher than Albendazole (46, 83 and 94% at day 3, 7 and 14, respectively).  Lowest efficacy of garlic powder against helminth parasites was observed (13, 28 and 34% at day 3, 7 and 14, respectively). It was concluded that Ricobendazole is the most effective drugs against helminths in goats. 

Key words: Helminthes, Albendazole, Ricobendazole, garlic powder, chemotherapy, goats

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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