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Prevalence Of Fasciolosis And Dicroceliosis In Sheep Slaughtered In Kashmir Valley

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Iram Abdullah, Hidayatullah Tak, Showkat Ahmad Ganie



Fasciolosis, Dicroceliosis, sheep, gender, Kashmir



Trematodes (Liver flukes) constitute a significant veterinary health problem. The present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of Fasciolosis and Dicroceliosis among the sheep slaughtered in Kashmir valley. A total number of 412 sheep livers were examined for the presence of parasites during a 2 year study period from January 2017 to December 2018. Out of 412 sheep examined, 100 were found to be positive for parasitosis representing an overall prevalence rate of 24.27%. The prevalence rate was 23.3% for Fasciolosis and 6.31% for Dicroceliosis. The co-infection of Fasciola and Dicrocelium was reported in 5.58% cases.The epidemiological parameters like gender and breed did not show any significant association with the prevalence of parasites (p>0.05). However the age of sheep proved to be a significant factor associated with the prevalence of infection with kids being highly infected than young ones and adults (p<0.05). Seasonal survey revealed that prevalence rate was highest in autumn season followed by summer and least during spring.



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