Prevalence of gastrointestinal round worms in calves in Sokoto, northwestern, Nigeria

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An investigation to determine the prevalence and distribution of gastrointestinal roundworms in calves in Sokoto metropolis was carried out. A total of 216 faecal samples from calves were examined using Modified McMaster technique for morphological egg differentiation and count of worm-egg per gram of faeces of the sampled calves. Positive samples were cultured to differentiate between morphologically indistinguishable nematode genera. An overall prevalence was found to be 133 (61.57%). Eight different nematode genera were identified with Cooperia spp being highest in prevalence (28.78%) followed by Haemonchus spp (26.76%) and the least was Toxocara spp (0.50%). The prevalence was generally higher in females (56.39%) than in males (43.61%).


A Mahmuda

Department of Parasitology and Entomology

Y Yakubu

Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

A.A Raji

Department of Pathology

N Lawal

Department of Microbiology