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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1177-1183

Demographic Study of Incidence and Etiologies of Anaemia in Sheep and Goats in and around Namakkal, Tamil Nadu
Banka Pushkar Rajendra1*, S. Sivaraman2, G. Senthil Kumar2 and P. Balachandran3
1Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, 2Department of Veterinary Clinical Complex,
3Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal-637 002, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, India
*Corresponding author

Anaemia is a decrease in the total amount of red blood cells or haemoglobin in the blood or a lowered ability of the blood to carry oxygen. 263 sheep and 1836 goats presented to the Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu were screened for the study from September 2019 to August 2020. Incidence of anaemia was the highest in sheep and goats under 3 months of age and in the winter season. Various etiologies observed in sheep included ectoparasitic infestation (n=20; 55.56 per cent), endoparasitic infection (n=7; 19.44 per cent), mixed infection(n=4; 11.11 per cent) and other conditions (n=5; 13.89 per cent), whereas in goats ectoparasitic infestation (n=84; 63.64 per cent), endoparasitic infection (n=29; 21.97 per cent), mixed infection (n=8; 6.06 per cent)and other conditions (n=11; 8.33 per cent).

Keywords: Sheep, Goats, Anaemia, Incidence, Etiology

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Banka Pushkar Rajendra, S. Sivaraman, G. Senthil Kumar and Balachandran, P. 2021. Demographic Study of Incidence and Etiologies of Anaemia in Sheep and Goats in and around Namakkal, Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1177-1183. doi:
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