Gastrointestinal and Blood Parasitic Infestation of Beef Cattle in Chawang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province

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wiruntita chankeaw

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This present study aims to investigate the prevalence of gastrointestinal and haemoparasites infection of beef cattle in Chawang district, Nakhon si thammarat province, Thailand and also to study risk factors related to parasitic infection. Fifty-five stool and blood samples were collected from 168 beef cattle during July-August 2019. Gastrointestinal and haemoparasites were identified under light microscope and the prevalence was calculated. Results revealed that the overall prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections was 82.28% and the most common gastrointestinal parasite infections were strongyles (58.18%), following by rumen fluke (52.73%) and Buxtonella sulcata (16.36%) respectively. Moreover, the group of cattle with lower than 3 years old were more susceptible infected by internal parasites than other aged groups (94.44%) and mainly shown a single type of parasite infection (83.33%). The prevalence of haemoparasitic infections was 5.45% and the common haemoparasites infections were Anaplasma marginale and microfilaria. This study indicated that beef cattle in the study area were high prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites infection but low infection rate of haemoparasites that might due to poor herd health management. Therefore, farmers should be educated about proper anthelmintic to reduce economic loss due to parasite infections.

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chankeaw, wiruntita. (2021). Gastrointestinal and Blood Parasitic Infestation of Beef Cattle in Chawang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya Research Journal, 13(3), 598-608. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/rmutsvrj/article/view/241580
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wiruntita chankeaw, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, 133 Moo 5, Thungyai, Thungyai, Nakhon si thammarat 80240, Thailand.

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