STUDY OF GASTRO-INTESTINAL HELMINTH INFECTION IN INDIGENOUS COW POPULATION FROM BENGAI & GOBINDAPUR VILLAGES OF THE DISTRICT HOOGHLY OF WEST BENGAL
Manas Kundu* and Azizur Rahaman
The type and infection rate of Helminth parasites in indigenous cow population of Bengai and Gobindapur region of the district Hooghly of West Bengal is observed. The qualitative methods i.e. direct smear, simple test tube flotation and sedimentation methods are conducted in parallel manner to identify the type as well as infection rate of helminth in cow population. Both areas are with same geo-climatic condition and indigenous cow species but with different rearing method and population size which helps to develop a comparative study with infection rate. We also compare the helminth infection rate with age and sex of cattle. Several type of gastrointestinal macro-endo-parasitic helminth infection detected among them the Trematode parasite Fasciola sp., the Cestode parasite Taenia sp., and the Nematode parasite Toxocara sp. are predominant. The infecting Helminth species are almost equal in both region but the rate of infection is comparatively higher in Bengai region due to rearing method, feeding habit, grazing area and availability of intermediate host in pasture etc.
Keywords: Bengai and Gobindapur village, Gastrointestinal helminth Parasites, Indigenous cattle, Prevalence.
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