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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:5, May, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(5): 43-51

Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infection in Captive Herbivores of Kanan Pendari Zoo, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
J. K. Khutey1, S. Chandrakar1, S. Roy1, J. Singh1*, S. L. Ali2, M. Roy3, Smita4, N. Jangde5, R. S. Kashyapand B. Mishra1
1Department of Wildlife Health and Forensic Centre,
2Department of Veterinary Medicine,
3Department of Veterinary Biochemistry,
4Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Science and A.H., DSVCKV, Durg-491001, Chhattisgarh, India
5Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was undertaken to study the prevalence of gastro-intestinal parasites (GIP) in captive wild herbivores housed in Kanan Pendari Zoo (KPZ), Bilaspur, Chhattsigarh. A total of 226 faecal samples were examined by direct, sedimentation, floatation method and Mc master technique. The overall prevalence of gastro-intestinal parasites in captive wild herbivores was reported to be 28.31%. Seasonal prevalence was reported to be 26.00% in summer season and 30.15% in pre-monsoon season. Amongst all species of captive wild herbivores studied, Blue bull showed highest prevalence (75.00%) of GI parasites. During the study, prevalence of trematodes was 42.18%, nematodes was 51.56% and mixed infection was recorded in 6.25% cases. Paramphistomum spp. was the most commonly observed GIP in 42.18% (26/64) animals while Strongyloides was least reported species in 10.90% (7/64) animals. The highest Egg per gram (EPG) count was observed in Black buck during pre-monsoon season (EPG= 800) and lowest EPG (100) count was recorded in Hog deer and blue bull during pre-monsoon season.

Keywords: Captive wild herbivores, gastro-intestinal parasites, Zoo

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Khutey, J. K., S. Chandrakar, S. Roy, J. Singh, S. L. Ali, M. Roy, Smita, N. Jangde, R. S. Kashyap and Mishra, B. 2021. Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infection in Captive Herbivores of Kanan Pendari Zoo, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(5): 43-51. doi:
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