Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2003
Volume: 2
Issue: 7
Page No. 392 - 395

Gastrointestinal Parasites of the Gezira Goats: Central Sudan

Authors : W. S. Koko , M. Gala and H. S. Abdalla

Abstract: In the present study 287 goats form the Gezira (Central State of the Sudan) at 3 different villages resembling two different types of location were examined parasitologically by faecal sedimentation and flotation techniques for the presence of gastrointestinal parasites. Generally 43.6% of the examined animals inflected a parasitical infection, this infection is significantly higher (P<0.05) within the goats from core (inner irrigated villages) 50.5% (32% from total) in comparison to those of road located villages 13.1% (11% from total). 8 parasite genera were reported from this experiment among them Dicrocoelum spp (5.6%) for the first time in the Sudanese goats, Trichostrongyle type of egg 18%. Eimmeria ocyst 17%, Fasciola gigantica 12.5%, Monezia spp 2.1%, Schistosoma bovis 2%, Trichuris spp 1.7% and Paramphistomum spp 0.7%. For the general parasitical infection there was no significant difference observed between wet and dry seasons, kids, youngs and olds, male and female goats. But some of these parasites had shown variation according to season or age factor if they were analyzed as individuals.

How to cite this article:

W. S. Koko , M. Gala and H. S. Abdalla , 2003. Gastrointestinal Parasites of the Gezira Goats: Central Sudan. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 2: 392-395.

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