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Point Prevalence of Toxocara Vitulorum in Large Ruminants Slaughtered at Multan Abattoir
 
M. Asif Raza*, Saeed Murtaza1, H. Allah Bachaya2, Abdul Qayyum3, M. Arfan Zaman4
*Department of Animal Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Sub-campus Dera Ghazi Khan; 1Department of Clinical Sciences, BZU, Multan; 2Livestock & Dairy Development Department, Punjab; 3University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, IUB; 4Department of  Parasitology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jhang *Corresponding Author: asifrazarana@yahoo.com

Abstract   

The present study was conducted to determine the point prevalence of Toxocara (T.) vitulorum in buffalo and cattle slaughtered at Multan abattoir. Small intestines of (n=94) buffalo were examined (n=60) were found positive and prevalence of T. vitulorum was 63.83% while (n=18) out of (n=48) cattle were positive and prevalence was 37.50%. Sex wise prevalence of T. vitulorum was recorded as 39.46% (30/76) in male and 72.72% (48/66) in female. The results are analyzed statistically by using Chi-square test and found significant.

Key words: Nematode, Point Prevalence, Prevalence, Toxocara Vitolorum

 
   

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



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