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Prevalence and Morphological Identification of Tick Species Infes-tation in Goat in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Prevalence and Morphological Identification of Tick Species Infes-tation in Goat in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Jannatul Noor, Md. Ahaduzzaman, Mir Md. Afzal Hossain, Mohammad Alamgir Hossain, Sardar Abdur Rahim and Md. Samun Sarker

Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding; Department of Medicine and Surgery; Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Chittagong, Bangladesh;Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health,CVASU, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

samun_cvasu@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

 Ticks are blood sucker, ecto-parasites of a wide range of mammals that enforce major economic threats to the livestock industry throughout the world. The present cross sectional study was conducted to assess the prevalence of tick in goat’s population of three different areas (Kaptai, Kattoli and Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University) of Chittagong, Bangladesh. A total of 60 goats were examined for tick infestation in three places using random positive sampling technique. Among the breed, Black Bengal goats were highly affected (53.33%) followed by Jamuna pari (33.33%) and cross breed (13.33%) (P=0.00). Black coat coloured (53.33%) were mostly infested than another coat coloured animals (P=0.00). Age less than 6 months goats were mostly affected (55.0%) than adult goats (26.67%) (P=0.00). In this study, males were more prone (58.33%) than female goats (41.67%) (P=0.036). The ticks were more in goat reared under semi intensive system (63.33%) than free range (20.0%) and the intensive system (16.67%) (P=0.00). Ticks were found mostly around the ear (66.67%) than the other body parts. The most abundant ticks were identified as Boophilus sp. (61.67%), followed by Haemaphysalis sp. (30.0%) and Hyalomma sp. (8.33%) (P=0.00).

 

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Veterinary Sciences: Research and Reviews

June

Vol. 5, Iss. 1, Pages 1-32

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