Research Articles (Published online: 08-12-2022)
Athira C.P, Syamala K and Bindu Lakshmanan
jivaonline, 85-92
Athira C.P, Syamala K and Bindu Lakshmanan: College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala

Goats are considered as the future livestock of choice due to its adaptability potential, feed efficiency and product quality. Gastro intestinal parasitism in particular and nematodosis in general pose serious annoyance to goat production in humid tropical state of Kerala. Farmers in the state mainly depend upon chemotherapy for parasitic control. Chemical control of parasitism is not an ideal option for sustainable animal production due to mounting drug resistance. In the current study incidence of strongylosis was evaluated during the monsoon season in a Goat Farm at Kallur (Thrissur). The study goats were screened for parasitic load and morbidity markers of parasitism. Faecal samples collected was assessed by faecal egg count (FEC) using modified McMaster technique. Anaemia score and body condition score were assessed. All the faecal samples collected were negative for strongylosis during the monsoon season which is most favourable for the development of the GI nematode parasite in Kerala. 

Keywords : FEC, modified McMaster technique, Anaemia eye card, Body Condition Score

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Article history: Received: 19-10-2022, Accepted : 28-11-2022, Published online: 08-12-2022

Corresponding author: Athira C.P