Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 630–632 | Cite as

Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in bovines in Bangalore district, Karnataka

  • C. M. Krishna Murthy
  • Placid E. D’ Souza
Original Article


The study was undertaken to know the current status of prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of cattle and buffaloes in Bangalore, Karnataka. An overall prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites among cattle (75.2 %) and buffalos (76.8 %) was determined by coprological examination. The gastrointestinal parasites detected in cattle and buffalo were Strongyle (39.8 and 29.1 %), followed by Amphistome (24.4 and 23.1 %), Moniezia spp. (5.3 and 5.9 %), Fasciola spp. (4.1 and 15.6 %), Trichuris spp. (1.4 and 2.9 %), Buxtonella spp. (36.6 and 37.3 %) and Eimeria spp. (26.7 and 29.8 %) respectively. The percentage prevalence of mixed helminth and protozoan infections was 20.2 and 26.1 % in cattle and buffaloes, respectively.


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The facilities and funding by the ICAR, New Delhi through the Centre of Advanced Faculty Training for the study is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Veterinary ParasitologyVeterinary CollegeShimogaIndia
  2. 2.Centre of Advanced Faculty Training, Department of Veterinary ParasitologyVeterinary College, KVAFSUBangaluruIndia

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