International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A (2016)
Prevalence of Fasciola infection in slaughtered Animals in Kashmir
Author(s): Nazima Gul, Hidayatullah Tak, Khalid M Fazilli and Iram Abdullah and Tanveer A Sofi
Abstract: Fasciolosis is denoted as a significant veterinary health problem. During current study, a total of 714 cattle slaughtered at different abattoirs of Srinagar city (J&K) were examined for the presence of Fasciola sps in the liver from January 2014 to January 2016.There was moderate prevalence of 26.84% in the studied area. Predominance of Fasciola gigantica (20.86%) was seen as compared to Fasciola hepatica (3.361%) infection with mixed infection of 2.66%. Epidemiological determinants like age, gender, breed and body condition showed statistically significant (p<0.05) effect on bovine Fasciolosis. Seasonal data showed highest prevalence in autumn (39.87%) followed by winter (28.84%) with lowest prevalence in spring (16.40%).
How to cite this article:
Nazima Gul, Hidayatullah Tak, Khalid M Fazilli, Iram Abdullah, Tanveer A Sofi. Prevalence of Fasciola infection in slaughtered Animals in Kashmir. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2016;1(2):30-36.