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4.   Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in cattle of western Vidarbha region
 - S. Y. Shirale, M. D. Meshram and K. P. Khillare
Vet World. 2008; 1(2): 45


Total 350 fecal samples of cattle from representative area of Western vidarbha region around Akola was collected and examined for incidence of gastrointestinal helminth infestation. Out of total 232, positive sample 62.29% had single and 6.00% had mixed infection of Haemonchus and Trichris spp. Seasonal prevalence revealed higher in rainy season and lower in winter .Stogylus sp. was the predominant helminth infection in all the season. The nematodes infection was higher followed by cestodes and trmatodes.

Keywords: Parasites, Cattle, Vidarbha region, prevalence, faecal sample