International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 12, Part D (2020)
An empirical study on prevalence of Fasciola hepatica among slaughtered sheep and goats
Rockey Koul and Pragya Shrivastava
Present study was intended to explore the prevalence of Fasciola hepatica among slaughtered sheep and goats. In addition to this, the study was intended to investigate the impact of Fasciola hepatics on the anthropometric profile of sheep and goats. The study was carried in context of descriptive research. The total sample for the present study consists of 800 Sheep and goats. The uninfected were selected with the help of Random Sampling Technique (RST) and fro gaining the descriptive analysis of the composite respondents, the sample was selected with the help of random sampling. The collected data was put to suitable statistical treatment by using descriptive as well as comparative statistics. The results of the study indicate that out of 400 sheep 110 (27.5) were found infected and among 400 goats 90 (22.5%) were found infected, 200 (25%) were found infected. Thus, 25% respondents (sheep and goats) were found infected for liver fluke and 200 male sheep 59 (29.5%) were found infected for liver fluke whereas, 41 20.5% female sheep were found infected. In addition to this, the impact of liver fluke was reported significant on the weight and size of the respondents.
How to cite this article:
Rockey Koul, Pragya Shrivastava. An empirical study on prevalence of Fasciola hepatica among slaughtered sheep and goats. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(12):211-215.