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Epidemiological survey of gastro-intestinal parasites of
non-descript dogs in Nagpur city -
G. S. Khante, L. A. Khan, A. M. Bodkhe, P. R. Suryawanshi, M. A.
Majed, U. S. Suradkar and S. S. Gaikwad
Vet World. 2009; 2(1): 22-23
This study was conducted on gastrointestinal parasitic
infestation in 1180 non-descript dogs in Nagpur using fecal
examination during the months of January and February 2008 at
SPCA center Nagpur, under Animals Birth Control and anti Rabies
Vaccnation programme run by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation.
All the animals were divided into two groups adult and puppy,
each comprises of 590 animals. Of the 590 animals in adults 391
(66.2%) were found to be infected with at least one species of
intestinal parasites and in puppy group out of 590 animals 496
(84.06%) were positive for parasitic infestation. Toxocara
canis and Anchylostoma caninum (hook worm) are
predominant one followed by the other species of parasites like
Dyphylidium caninum, Diphyllolobothrium latum and
Fasciola hepatica are rarely found.
Incidence, Gastrointestinal Parasites, Dogs, Fecal,
Epidemiology, Survey, City.