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Influences of age on the prevalence of Parasitic infections among donkeys in Erode district, Tamilnadu, India

Author(s): R. Chitra | S. Rajendran | D. Prasanna and A. Kirubakaran

Journal: Veterinary World
ISSN 0972-8988

Volume: 4;
Issue: 6.000;
Start page: 258;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Donkey | Parasitic infection | Strongyloides | Strongyles | Ascarids | Different age groups

Parasitic infections are known to affect donkeys causing considerable mortality and morbidity. Fresh faecal samples were directly collected from the rectum of donkeys belonging to four age groups viz. < 0.5 years, 0.5 � 3.0 years, 3.1 �8.0 years and > 8 years. Donkeys of different age groups in the present study had slightly different helminth profiles. Young donkeys (
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