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2.    Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of sheep and goat in and around Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan - J. A. Gadahi, M. J. Arshed, Q. Ali, S. B. Javaid and S. I. Shah 
Vet World. 2009; 2(2): 51-53

From August 2004 to May 2008, a total of 400 submitted faecal samples comprising of 90 samples from sheep and 310 from goats of Rawalpindi and Islamabad were analyzed to confirm the presence of gastrointestinal parasitic infection. 254 (63.50%) samples were found positive for endoparasites. Among the samples from sheep 48 (53.33%) and 206 (66.45%) from goats were detected positive for gastrointestinal parasites. Trichuris, Haemonchus, Coccidia, Nematodirus and Fasciola were found with prevalence of 40.00, 28.88, 27.77, 11.11 and 4.44 per cent respectively in sheep. In case of goat the incidence of Haemonchus, CoccidiaTrichuris, Nematodirus, Trichostrongylusstrongyloides and Fasciola were 64.19, 43.87, 35.48, 13.00, 4.51, 3.22 and 0.66 % respectively.

Key words: Endoparasite, sheep, goat, nematode, helminth, prevalence.