Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Nematoda in Cattle In Pintu Rime Gayo Highland of Bener Meriah Regency

Zulfikar Zulfikar, Hambal Hambal, Razali Razali


This study was carried out to assess the prevalence of gastrointestinal nematode in cattle in the Pintu Rime Gayo, a highland sub district of Bener Meriah Regency, Aceh according to age and sex. Stool samples were collected from 150 cattle aged 0-6, 7-12 and >12 months old. Examination was performed by using a centrifuge. Samples tested positive when found gastrointestinal nematode parasite eggs. The data obtained were analyzed with Chi-Square. The results showed that the prevalence of gastrointestinal nematode in cattle aged 0-7 months (32%) was significantly higher (p<0.05) than that in cattle aged 7-12 months (22%) and >12 months (12%). The parasite was markedly more prevalent (p<0.05) in female cattle (23.9%) than that in male cattle (15.2%). In conclusion, susceptibility of cattle in the Pintu Rime Gayo highland to gastrointestinal nematode infection was influenced by both age and sex.

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