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Prevalence of Ovine Paramphistomes in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

R.Vijayashanthi and C.Soundararajan

Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai - 600 007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2019 : 96 (6) - pages 74 to 75
(Received: December, 2018, Accepted: January, 2019)


A total of 231 rumen samples of sheep were collected from slaughter houses of Chennai, out of which only 18 were found infected with adult paramphistomes. The collected paramphistomes were identied as Cotylophoron cotylophorum, Gastrothylax crumenifer, Fischoederius elongates and Paramphisomum cervi. Out of four paramphistomes, mixed infection of C. cotylophorum and G. crumenifer were more prevalent (61.11%) followed by mixed infection of C. cotylophorum, G. crumenifer, F. elongates and P. cervi (22.22%) and as single infection of C. cotylophorum (11.11%) and G. crumenifer (5,56%).

Key Words: Paramphistomes, sheep, Tamil Nadu

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