Occurrence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Small Ruminants in the Central Part of Myanmar

Joint Authors

Chel, Hla Myet
Htun, Lat Lat
Win, Shwe Yee
Win, Myintzu
Thwin, Ei Phyu
Hmoon, Myint Myint
Thaw, Yu Nandi
Soe, Nyein Chan
Phyo, Thwe Thwe
Thein, Su Su
Khaing, Yadanar
Than, Aye Aye
Bawm, Saw

Source

Journal of Parasitology Research

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-8, 8 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-11-26

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

8

Main Subjects

Zoology
Diseases

Abstract EN

Gastrointestinal parasite infection in small ruminants remains one of the major economic losses caused by reduced productivity.

A total of 380 faecal samples were taken from 280 sheeps in Magway and Pwintbyu Townships and 100 goats in Natmauk Township, Myanmar.

Faecal flotation and sedimentation methods were carried out to detect the presence of parasitic infections.

Faecal egg and oocyst counts were carried out using the McMaster technique.

The overall occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in small ruminants was 98.4% (374/380).

The occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in sheep (99.3%) was higher than that in goats (96%).

The highest occurrence was found in Eimeria spp.

(96%), followed by Trichostrongyle (77.1%), Trichuris spp.

(35%), and Moniezia expansa (14%).

The mixed infection rate was 84.8% (317/374), while a single infection was 15.2% (57/374).

The mean eggs per gram (EPG) and oocysts per gram (OPG) of faeces were ranged from 50 to 600 and 50 to 29,800, respectively.

Among the 4 nucleotide sequences isolated, one sequence was 94.10-94.47% similarity with Trichostrongylus colubriformis, reported from Laos, and three sequences showed 96.64-99.46% identity with Haemonchus contortus from Laos, China, India, and Mongolia.

As gastrointestinal parasite infection in small ruminants was relatively high in the study area, the development of appropriate treatment and control measures should be provided to reduce production losses.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Win, Shwe Yee& Win, Myintzu& Thwin, Ei Phyu& Htun, Lat Lat& Hmoon, Myint Myint& Chel, Hla Myet…[et al.]. 2020. Occurrence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Small Ruminants in the Central Part of Myanmar. Journal of Parasitology Research،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-8.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1190117

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Chel, Hla Myet…[et al.]. Occurrence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Small Ruminants in the Central Part of Myanmar. Journal of Parasitology Research No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-8.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1190117

American Medical Association (AMA)

Win, Shwe Yee& Win, Myintzu& Thwin, Ei Phyu& Htun, Lat Lat& Hmoon, Myint Myint& Chel, Hla Myet…[et al.]. Occurrence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Small Ruminants in the Central Part of Myanmar. Journal of Parasitology Research. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-8.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1190117

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1190117