Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 12

Study on Parasitic Load in Local Goats Reared in Three Different Systems of Rearing

Mahadev Lamani1, SB Prasanna2*, Mahadevappa D Gouri3, Suma N4 and Shankarappa Bhajantri3

1Veterinary Officer, Government of Karnataka, India
2Department of LPM, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore, India
3Department of LFC, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore, India
4Department of Animal Nutrition, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore, India

*Corresponding Author: SB Prasanna, Department of LPM, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore, India.

Received: September 28, 2020; Published: December 10, 2020



  An experiment to study the effect of three systems of rearing on the parasitic load and welfare of growing goat kids were studied. The 3 months study was conducted on local osmanabadi crossbred goats at Niharika Sheep and Goat Farm, Sira, Tumkur district, Karnataka, India. Thirty weaned local goat kids (3 months) were randomly allocated into three treatment groups with ten kids in each viz., T1 (Intensive-in housed and fed all time), T2 (Semi intensive- browse for 5 - 6 hours during day time, housed and fed rest of time) and T3 (Extensive rearing- browse throughout the day 6 - 8 hours and no feed supplementation). The animals in T1 group were confined to the shed both during day and night. The average parasitic load at the beginning of the trial was 180 ± 38.15, 205 ± 36.86 and 185 ± 33.37 in T1, T2 and T3, respectively. At the end of experimental trial, parasitic load was 1320 ± 35.12, 1985 ± 75.3 and 2235 ± 91.91 eggs per gram in T1, T2 and T3 respectively. This study indicates to design a suitable deworming program to control helminths more often in extensive system while for protozoans like coccidiosis in intensive system of rearing.

Keywords:Goat; Intensive; Extensive; Semi Intensive; Helminth; Protozoans



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Citation: SB Prasanna., et al. “Study on Parasitic Load in Local Goats Reared in Three Different Systems of Rearing".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 5.1 (2021): 10-14.


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