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Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths in calves in Western Serbia

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Author(s): Kulišić Z. | Aleksić Nevenka | Đorđević M. | Gajić B. | Tambur Z. | Stevanović Jevrosima | Stanimirović Z.

Journal: Acta Veterinaria
ISSN 0567-8315

Volume: 62;
Issue: 5-6;
Start page: 665;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: calves | gastrointestinal helminths | Western Serbia

ABSTRACT
This study was undertaken to estimate the prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths in calves in western Serbia. Throughout 2011 faecal samples were collected from 600 calves aged up to 180 days, samples were examined with the flotation method and a modified McMaster technique. The parasitizing helminth species were identified and the level of infection compared between different age groups. As many as 64.17% animals were found to be infected. The following parasite species were diagnosed: Moniezia spp. (3.17%), Toxocara vitulorum (35.00%), Strongyloides papillosus (34.50%), gastrointestinal strongyles (4.50%) and Trichuris discolor (2.17%). The majority of calves were infected with two, fewer with three or one helminth species, and the smollest number of calves harboured four parasite species. The prevalence of established helminth infections varied depending on the calves' age.
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