Fasciola and Paramphistomum infection in large Ruminants

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Fasciola and Paramphistomum infection in large Ruminants

S. Khadijah, Z. Ariff, M. R. Nurlaili, A. Sakiinah, A. H. Izzudin, A. K. Mursyidah, Rita N, Nur Aida H.
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.10( 6), 19-26, June 2017.
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A study was conducted in six cattle farms and one abattoir located in Kuala Terengganu Malaysia, to determine the occurrence of fluke infection in large ruminants. Faecal sample were randomly collected from 60 cattle and sedimentation method were conducted on the samples. Results for the field study revealed that 67% of cattle sampled was found to be positive with only Fasciola eggs, 5% was positive with only Paramphistomum eggs and 10% was positive for co-infection of both Fasciola and Paramphistomum eggs. Mean fluke worm egg counts ranged from 2.2 ± 0.77 to 32.1 ± 18.47 e.p.g. Results from abattoir study conducted for three months revealed that 231 cattle and 110 buffaloes were slaughtered and out of this number, 11 livers (3%) were condemned. Fasciola (73%) and Paramphistomum (18%) were found to be the main result for liver condemnation. Results obtained from this study addressed the problem of fluke infection in cattle and buffaloes. Studies on the intermediate host should be conducted in order to control fluke infection.


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