SEASONAL ANALYSIS OF GASTROINTESTINAL HELMINTHIC FAUNA IN OVIS BHARAL
Keywords:Gastrointestinal Helminths, Pune, Ovis bharal, Seasonal analysis
The objective of the present investigation was to analyze the seasonality of gastrointestinal helminthic fauna of sheep from Pune district. This study was conducted to determine the seasonal occurrence of gastrointestinal helminthes (cestode, trematode and nematode) of sheep. A survey of the prevalence of gastro-intestinal helminth parasites in 180 sheeps, (Ovis bharal) was conducted in different area of Pune district (M.S.) India during the period of February, 2018 to January, 2019. The high prevalence of Helminth parasites were recorded in Monsoon season (76.67%) followed by winter season (46.67%) whereas infection was low in summer season (21.67%) respectively. The results of present study clearly indicate that environmental factors and feeding habitat are influence the seasonality of parasitic infection either directly or indirectly. The data presented here may help to the sheep owners to understand the helminthic faunal dynamics of Ovis bharal during the different seasons in the year.
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