pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2011, Cilt 27, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 241-244
Prevalence of Fasciola sp. infection in ruminants
M. Al Mamun1, M. Jamal Uddin Bhuiyan1, M. Ali Zinnah2, M. Mahmudul Hassan3, Mohammad Atikuzzaman4, M. Bashir Uddin4
1Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet
2Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet
3Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh
4Department of Medicine and Surgery, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet
Keywords: Fasciola sp., prevalence, ruminant
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Aim: The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of Fasciola sp. infection in ruminants of different species, age groups and in seasons.

Materials and Methods: Faecal samples were collected during four seasons (winter, spring, summer and autumn) from Kishoregonj district of Bangladesh. Animals were divided into species and ages (<2 years and >2 years). Native and sedimentation techniques were used to determine the eggs.

Results: Out of the 6220 ruminants, 2319 were infected (37%) with Fasciola sp. The infection rate was highest in buffaloes (44.49%) then cattle (37.90%), goat (32%) and lowest was recorded in sheep (30.91%). Maximum rate of infection was recorded (p<0.05) in autumn (47.34%) and lowest rate was recorded in summer (26.96%). Fasciola sp. was observed higher in older animals (39.63%) than younger (33.95%).

Conclusion: This result therefore calls for an improved disease control and adequate sanitation programme for ruminants.