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Endoparasites in cattle nearby tribal areas of free-ranging protected areas of Tamil Nadu state

Vimalraj, P.G.; Jayathangaraj, M.G.; Sridhar, R.; Senthilkumar, T.M.A.; Latchumikanthan, A.

Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology 38(4): 429-431

2014


ISSN/ISBN: 0971-7196
PMID: 25320498
DOI: 10.1007/s12639-013-0266-9
Accession: 052963532

Fresh dung samples from cattle nearby and tribal areas of free-ranging regions, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Anamalai Tiger Reserve and forest divisions of Sathyamangalam-Erode of Tamil Nadu state were examined for identification of endoparasitic infection. A total of 50 dung samples were collected and examination of samples revealed the presence of eggs of Strongyle, Strongyloides sp., amphistomes, Toxocara sp. and oocysts of Eimeria sp. The risk of parasitic disease transmission from domestic livestock to wild populations was discussed.

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