Frequency and intensity of infection by helminths in cattle slaughtered at the abattior, of the northwest of region state of São Paulo, Brazil

Katia Denise Saraiva Bresciani, Adjair Antônio do Nascimento, Alvimar José da Costa, Alessandro Francisco Talamini Amarante, Silvia Helena Venturolli Perri, Luis Gustavo Ferraz Lima

Abstract


Parasitary gastrointestinal helminths frequency and intensity were studied in 48 female bovines, with different zebu and taurine crossbreeding degrees, ages ranging between 24 and 30 months, from eight counties in the Northwest of São Paulo State, slaughtered at Frigorífico Montenegro, Araçatuba, São Paulo (Brazil) and four animals were monthly necropsied over one year. The identified gastrointestinal helminth species were: Cooperia punctata, Cooperia pectinata, Haemonchus similis, Haemonchus placei and Oesophagostomum radiatum. Among the 48 animals, 21 (43,8%) were carrying Haemonchus spp. The Haemonchus similis and the Haemonchus placei species were identified isolated at an equivalent rate (10,4%), being simultaneous infection registered in 22,9% of the cases. In small intestine, 26 bovines (54,2%) showed Cooperia punctata. Ten male Cooperia pectinata were identified in only one bovine that also carried 310 Cooperia punctata. In the large intestine, 20 bovines (41,7%) showed Oesophagostomum radiatum. Mixed infections occurred in 52,1% of the animals, simple infections in 12%, and 22,9% of the bovines did not have gastrointestinal helminths.


Keywords


Gastrointestinal helminths; Bovinos; Haemonchus, Cooperia, Oesophagostomum.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2001v22n1p93

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