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Point Prevalence of Toxocara vitulorum in Large Ruminants Slaughtered at Multan Abattoir

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Author(s): M. Asif Raza*, Saeed Murtaza1, H. Allah Bachaya2, Abdul Qayyum3, M. Arfan Zaman4

Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal
ISSN 0253-8318

Volume: 30;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 242;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Large Ruminants | Nematode | Point Prevalence | Toxocara Vitolorum

ABSTRACT
The present study was conducted to determine the point prevalence of Toxocara (T.) vitulorum in buffalo and cattle slaughtered at Multan abattoir. Gastro-intestinal tracts of 94 buffaloes and 48 cattle were examined for T. vitulorum. Prevalence of T. vitulorum was 63.83 and 37.50% in buffaloes and cattle, respectively. Sex wise prevalence of T. vitulorum was recorded as 39.46% (30/76) in male and 72.72% (48/66) in female.

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