8. STUDY ON COCCIDIOSIS IN CALVES AT JUNAGADH DISTRICT, GUJARAT, INDIA by BRAHMBHATT, N. N.,1 THAKRE, B. J., 1 BINOD KUMAR., 1 BHINSARA, D. B.,2 AND JIMMY PATEL1
This study was undertaken to derive the prevalence rate of coccidiosis in calves by a collection of fecal samples from Junagadh district. The fecal samples were collected from the calves brought to the hospital of veterinary college and the surrounding areas of Junagadh district. On the day of collection, fecal samples were collected and brought to the Department of Veterinary Parasitology and processed for standard qualitative examination. The sedimentation technique was used to detect the presence of Eimeria spp. (Coccidia) in the samples. The highest prevalence rate was observed in the winter season and rainy season whereas the prevalence rate was lower in summer season. As per the age wise prevalence of 72.00 % in young age (>3 month) and 68.88 % in Young age ( <3 month) from the fecal samples. Overall the highest prevalence of coccidiosis was noticed in male and lowest in female by examining fecal samples of Junagadh district. The sex wise prevalence of 72.41% in male and 68.29% in female from the fecal samples.
KEY WORDS: Coccidiosis, Calve, Fecal, Prevalence rate, Sedimentation technique.