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Prevalence of Fascioliasis in cattle at Dumuria Upazila of Khulna district

Published Date: 30 Dec 2018

Keywords: Fasciola, Cattle, Prevalence, Faeces Examination.


Sourav Mallick1*, Md. Abdullah Al Mansur1, DhritiSundhar Biswas1, Sankar Prosad Mandol2  Mst. Soaiba Akhter3 and Md. Asaduzzaman Rimon3

1Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Babugonj, Barisal 8210, Bangladesh.2Upazila Livestock Officer, Dumuria, Khulna, Bangladesh.3Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh



The study was conducted at Dumuria upazilla in Khulna district during 28 September 2014 to 20 January 2015. The present study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of fascioliasis based on fecal examination and clinical signs. Total number of 135 cattle was affected with fascioliasis out of 234 cattle attended to the hospital. The present study reveals the rate of parasitic (fascioliasis) infestation was 57.69%. During fecal examination it was recorded that 1-2 years old (57.78%), 2-4  years old (28.87%), 4-6 years old (13.45%) were fasciola affected. It was found that about 68.06% fasciola affected animals were crossbred and 31.94% were indigenous. It also observed that 64.44% female and35.56% male were fasciola affected due to sex. About 26.67% stall feeding animals and 73.33% grazing animals were fasciola affected on the basis of feeding.