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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1034-1039
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.116


Gastro-intestinal Helminthic Infection in Herbivore Safari at Nandankanan Zoological Park
S. Das1, M. Dehuri2*, M.R. Panda2, N. Sahoo3, B.N. Mohanty2 and T. Mahapatra1
1Fisheries and Animal Resource Department, Government of Odisha, India
2Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3Department of Preventive Medicine and In charge of Regional Centre for Wildlife Health, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study on the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of herbivores was undertaken in herbivore safari at Nandankanan Zoological Park, Odisha by collecting a total number of 509 faecal samples of 4 species which includes Spotted deer (Axis axis), Sambar (Cervus unicolor), Chausingha / four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis), and Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjac). 210 faecal samples were positive for helminthic infection indicating a total prevalence of 41.26%. Coprological examination of the faecal samples revealed four types of helminths; Amphistomes (17%), Strongyles (16%), Strongyloides sp(2%) and Trichuris sp(1%). The prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths in Sambar, Spotted deer, Barking deer and Chausingha were found to be 68.8%, 42.61%, 17.12% and 16.28% respectively. Highest percentage of infection was observed during the rainy season 56.36% followed by winter (43.75%) and summer (23.81%).


Keywords: Prevalence, Gastrointestinal parasites, Herbivore, Odisha
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Das, S., M. Dehuri, M.R. Panda, N. Sahoo, B.N. Mohanty and Mahapatra, T. 2018. Gastro-intestinal Helminthic Infection in Herbivore Safari at Nandankanan Zoological Park.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1034-1039. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.116