Abstract

Background: Parasitic fluke infection diseases which affect livestock remain issues for big economic loss in Indonesia and other parts of the world. Fasciola fluke infection is zoonotic. Hence it could infect animals and human. Furthermore, fluke infection is hazardous and could result in big economic loss for farmers. Purpose: This study aimed at determining the fasciolosis prevalence in cattle at an abattoir. Method: The study applied a quantitative method with non-experimental design without any preceding treatment. The independent variables included liver organs and cattle breeds, while the dependent variable was fasciolosis prevalence. Cow livers and feces samples each were 100 samples examined in this study through post-mortem and fecal examinations. Result: From the examination, 17% of liver samples and 12% of feces samples were positively infected with Fasciola sp. In aggregate, the total prevalence of Fasciola sp. infected cattle amounted to 27%. Viewed from each cattle breeds, Simmental, Limousin, and Ongole cattle were positively infected with Fasciola sp. with a prevalence of 12%, 12%, and 3%, respectively. Conclusion: In this study, the prevalence of Fasciola sp. fluke infection was low. There was no correlation between cattle breeds and Fasciola sp. prevalence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1478-1481
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019

Keywords

  • Abattoir
  • Cattle
  • Fasciola sp
  • Prevalence

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