Helminth parasites of cattle from Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil

Fernando de Almeida Borges, Daniela Miyasaka da Silveira, Erika Barbosa Neves Graminha, Karina Carrão Castagnolli, Vando Edésio Soares, Adjair Antônio do Nascimento, Alvimar José da Costa

Abstract


This paper deals with the study of parasites in cattle in the region of Jaboticabal, São Paulo. For this, 42 holstein-zebu mixed breeding animals, 8 to 14 month old, were necropsied. At necropsy 17 species of helminth were collected. The prevalence and intensity of infection were as follow: Haemonchus placei 97,62% (1961,81); Cooperia punctata 92,86% (8109,45); Oesophagostomum radiatum 73,81% (217,38); Trichuris discolor 38,19% (25,48); Trichostrongylus axei 26,19% (122,05); H. simillis 21,43% (37, 45); C. pectinata 19,05% (198,6); Bunostomum phlebotomum 16,66% (8,95); Dictyocaulus viviparus 16,66% (3,62); C. spatulata14,29% (109,95); Capillaria bovis 11,90% (5,48); Ostertagia ostertagi 7,14% (0,86); O. lyrata 4,76% (0,17); Eurytrema coelomaticum 4,76% (2,14); Moniezia benedeni, 4.76% (0,05); T. colubriformis 2,38% (0,48); Strongyloides papillosus 2,38% (0,25). Each calf had an average worm burden of 10804 helminths Haemonchus (18,5%) and Cooperia (77,91%) were the most frequently observed helminths. Mixed infections were commonly observed, 71,43% of the animals were parasitized with three to five different species of helminths. Only 2,38% of the calves were parasitized with ten different species of helminths.


Keywords


Prevalence; Helminths; Cattle.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2001v22n1p49

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
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E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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