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Retrospective study of parasitic diseases of cattle through laboratory analysis of clinical samples at Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Regional Station, Baghabari, Sirajganj, Bangladesh

Md. Humayun Kabir, Md. Ershaduzzaman, Mohammed Sirajul Islam, Seikh Masudur Rahman, Md. Rezaul Karim, Md. Zakir Hasan, Md. Abu Haris Miah, Md. Yousuf Ali, Shafaat Mahjabun, Sumona Aktar, Md. Shahjahan.

Cattle are affected by different types of parasitic diseases that can lead to economic losses to the farmers in terms of reduced growth and production performance and increased mortality. As such, this study was conducted at Animal Health Laboratory of BLRI regional station, Baghabari, Sirajganj to determine the clinical prevalence of various types of parasitic diseases in cattle of different age groups, sexes and seasons of a year. The data were collected during the period of July 2016 to June 2017 from the record book of AHL. Diagnosis of each faeces sample was done by direct observation, indirect smear and sedimentation method for the diagnosis of whole parasites, ova, larvae and cyst of enteric parasites. The total number of faeces sample was 701. It was observed that parasitic infestation was not affected by various body weight (p >0.05) but the age variation had significant differences (p

Key words: cattle; parasitic diseases; prevalence; season; sex; age

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