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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 2381-2392
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.282


Parasitic Diseases of Domestic and Wild Animals in Northern Kerala: A Retrospective Study based on Clinical Samples
Murikoli Nimisha, R. Kariyappa Pradeep, Prashant S. Kurbet, B.M. Amrutha, Anju Varghese, C.K. Deepa, M.N. Priya, Bindu Lakshmanan, K.G. Ajith Kumar and Reghu Ravindran*
Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Lakkidi P.O., Wayanad-673576, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Results of microscopical examination of clinical samples from domestic and wild animals for an 11 year period from 2005 to 2015 submitted to the Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode were compiled in the present study to understand the prevalence of parasitic diseases in Northern Kerala, South India. Majority of samples were collected from animals belonging to the districts of Northern Kerala viz., Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode and Palakkad. A total of 2,473 fecal samples, 2,183 peripheral blood smears, 92 skin scrapings and 12 nasal discharges of cattle, goat, dog, poultry, pig, buffalo, horse, cat and wild animals were examined. Strongylosis was the predominant cause of gastrointestinal parasitosis in cattle and goats with the prevalence rates of 11.35 per cent and 36.63 per cent respectively. Ancylostomosis with a prevalence rate of 18.23 per cent was the predominant helminthic infection in dogs. Major blood parasite detected in cattle was Theileria orientalis. Babesia gibsoni was the main blood parasite of dogs. Maximum numbers of cases on gastrointestinal parasitism were reported during September in ruminants (cattle and goats) and July in dogs. Maximum numbers of cases of haemoparasitic diseases were reported in January in cattle and November in dogs. Microscopical examination of skin scrapings from dogs revealed maximum prevalence of Demodex canis in Northern Kerala.


Keywords: Parasitic diseases, Domestic and wild animals, Prevalence, Kerala.
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Murikoli Nimisha, R. Kariyappa Pradeep, Prashant S. Kurbet, B.M. Amrutha, Anju Varghese, C.K. Deepa, M.N. Priya, Bindu Lakshmanan, K.G. Ajith Kumar and Reghu Ravindran. 2017. Parasitic Diseases of Domestic and Wild Animals in Northern Kerala: A Retrospective Study based on Clinical Samples.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 2381-2392. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.282