Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 919–921 | Cite as

Incidence of gastro-intestinal parasites in horses of Shimoga region, Karnataka state

  • J. AdeppaEmail author
  • K. J. Ananda
  • C. M. Krishna murthy
  • G. M. Satheesha
Original Article


A study was conducted to ascertain the incidence of gastrointestinal parasites in horses of Shimoga region, to generate the data regarding status of parasitic infections of equines in Karnataka state due to paucity of information. A total of 100 fresh fecal samples of equines were collected and examined by direct and sedimentation method for the detection of parasitic egg/ova. Among 100 samples examined, 84 (84.0 %) were found positive for various gastrointestinal helminths. Out of 84 positive cases, 44 (52.38 %) were found positive for Strongylus spp. eggs, 09 (10.71 %) showed Parascaris equorum eggs, 06 (7.14 %) had Gastrodiscus spp. eggs, 04 (4.76 %) harbored Oxyuris equi and the remaining 21 (25.0 %) had a mixed infection of Strongylus spp., Strongyloides spp. and Gastrodiscus spp.


Equines Fecal samples Gastro-intestinal parasites Shimoga 



The authors are thankful to the Dean, veterinary College, Shimoga for providing facility to carry out the work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Adeppa
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. J. Ananda
    • 1
  • C. M. Krishna murthy
    • 1
  • G. M. Satheesha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary ParasitologyVeterinary CollegeShimogaIndia

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