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Comparative study of endo-parasites from fecal samples of sambar (Rusa unicolor) and goral (Naemorhedus goral) in captivity

Muhammad Arshad Rana, Imran Ahmad, Farhat Jabeen, Aasma Naureen, Munaza Shabnam

Department of Zoology, Government Postgraduate College Okara, Pakistan

Department of Zoology, Wildlife and Fisheries GC University Faisalabad, Pakistan

Department of Zoology, Wildlife & Fisheries University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Key words: Prevalence, endo-parasites, captive, fecal sample, intensity.

Abstract

rh-parasitizedThis project was designed to study the prevalence of endo-parasites in Sambar (Rusa unicolor) and Goral (Naemorhedus goral) kept at Jallo Wildlife Park and Lahore Zoo, Punjab, Pakistan. Fresh faecal samples were collected and analyzed for the identification of endoparasites. Faecal eggs count and identification of each animal were determined by Modified Mc Master Technique. It was determined that male and female Sambar (R. unicolor) of Jallo Wildlife Park (81.81%) were mostly susceptible to gastro-intestinal helminthiasis compared with Lahore Zoo (75.0%). It was also investigated in Goral (N. goral) of Jallo Wildlife Park (88.0%) were mostly susceptible to gastro-intestinal helminthiasis compared with Lahore Zoo (63.63%). Over all prevalence (%age) in Sambar (R.unicolor) and Goral (N.goral) was 77.5% in two different captive localities. The infestation of twelve different endo-parasites was determined at two different captive localities. Prevalence of Trichostrongylus spp. and Gaigeria pachyscelis were present in large numbers in Sambar (R.unicolor). G. pachyscelis, H. contortus and B. trigonocephalum were recorded in Goral (N.goral). The intensity of eggs of different endo-parasites in various Sambar (R.unicolor) and Goral (N. goral) samples ranged from 90 to 1750 egg per gram in two different localities. It was concluded that high prevalence of endo-parasites was determined from the current study indicating life threats and economical loss of natural number of wild fauna in Pakistan.

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