The correlation between goat maintenance management to the incidence of gastrointestinal parasite infections

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Background: Gastrointestinal parasite infection in goats is one of the diseases that lead to a poor productivity of livestock. This infection might be caused by a poor maintenance management. Aim: This study was to study the correlation between a goat maintenance management and the severity level of gastrointestinal parasite infections. Method: This study used 42 fresh feces as samples which taken randomly from a large population. Sample examination was done by using simple sedimentation method and modified Fulleborn floating method. The degree of parasite infection was measured using the calculation of fecal worm egg count (FEC), 0-500 gram of feces considered as mild infection. Data from the maintenance management questionnaire and the severity of infection in goats were analyzed using the Classification and Regression Tree (CART) test. Result: Samples examination was conducted in department of parasitology. It resulted 23 samples were positive with worm eggs from Haemonchus contortus and Strongyloides papillosus species. The prevalence of Helminthiasis was 54.76% with a mild degree of infection. The type of worm eggs found in the examination of faecal samples came from the class of Nematodes, namely Haemonchus contortus species (60.87%) and Strongyloides papillosus (39.13%). Single infection was found in 11 positive samples (47.82%) and 12 positive samples were in mixed infections (52.18%) Conclusion: Maintenance Management is a major factor in the degree of gastrointestinal parasite infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1517-1521
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Goat
  • Maintenance management
  • The severity level of parasite infection


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