Short Communication (Published online: 26-08-2023)
Shamly T.M*, Deepa P.M, Devi Krishna L, Malavika J, Thasleena M and Gopika Gopalakrishnan
jivaonline, 127-131
Shamly T.M*, Deepa P.M, Devi Krishna L, Malavika J, Thasleena M and Gopika Gopalakrishnan : Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Ethics and Jurisprudence, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pookode, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Wayanad, Kerala

The comparative efficacy of combination of ricobendazole with ivermectin, fenbendazole with ivermectin, ivermectin and fenbendazole alone was examined against gastrointestinal nematodes at the University Goat Farm, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Pookode, Wayanad, Kerala. Faecal sample examination of 60 animals revealed the presence of eggs/ova of Trichuris, Strongyles and Strongyloides species. Out of these, 28 animals infected with gastrointestinal nematodes were selected for the study. The were treated with combination of ricobendazole with ivermectin (group A), fenbendazole with ivermectin (group B), ivermectin alone (group C) and fenbendazole alone (group D). Faecal eggs per gram (EPG) of the selected animals were evaluated at day 0, 7 and 14. The group A showed better effect on the Strongyle and Strongyloides species, whereas group B showed comparatively good results on Trichuris species in Malabari goats. The study concluded that combination of anthelmintic drugs could be used effectively for the treatment of gastrointestinal nematodes of goats.

Keywords : Anthelmintic efficacy, Gastrointestinal nematodes, Goats, Benzimidazoles, Ivermectin

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Article history: Received: 13-03-2023, Accepted : 11-08-2023, Published online: 26-08-2023

Corresponding author: Shamly T.M