Epidemiology and Risk Factor Analysis of Fasciolosis in Buffaloes in District Bagh, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Fasciolosis is a cosmopolitan parasitic disorder cause great economic decline in cattle and buffaloes in terms of poor carcasses quality decrease in meat and milk production, malfunctioning of livers and weight loss. This research work was carried out in district Bagh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, extending from December 2016 to May 2017. During this study 200 fecal sample from Buffaloes (Bablus bubalis) of the study area were collected, it was found that 40 percent fecal samples contain eggs of Fasciola hepatica and 60 percent fecal samples were negative. Liver samples of slaughtered buffaloes were also examined during study period and it was found that 74 samples have faciola, out of 200 samples, so 37 per cent samples contain F. hepatica and 63 per cent buffaloes liver samples were negative. It was observed that 19.25% animals of the area have parasites in their body, which are causing economic losses to the owners, in the form of less production of milk and meat and more mortality among the livestock and damages to farmers.
& Shaukat, M.
Epidemiology and Risk Factor Analysis of Fasciolosis in Buffaloes in District Bagh, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan,
Journal of Bioresource Management, 8