Prevalence and haemato-biochemical studies of gastrointestinal parasites of Indian Elephants (Elephas maximus)

Jani, R.G. (2008) Prevalence and haemato-biochemical studies of gastrointestinal parasites of Indian Elephants (Elephas maximus). Veterinary World, 1 (10). pp. 296-298. ISSN 0972-8988

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Abstract

Faecal samples were collected from 40 Indian elephants (Elephas maximus) revealed 62.5 percent parasitic prevalence. Amongst the single infection of parasites, high prevalence of Fasciolias spp. (15.00 %) was observed followed by percent prevalence of mixed infection. Elephants harbouring parasites were found clinically dull, depressed and lethargic. About 48 percent elephants manifested dehydration and loose faeces grossly along with a habit of soil licking. The haematological studies of elephants harbouring parasites revealed mild anaemia and eosinophilia where as biochemical studies revealed non-significant hypoproteinemia on comparison with elephants that were not harbouring parasites.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Elephant, Prevalence, Haematological Studies, Biochemical, Fasciolias spp., Parasites, Esinophila, Anemia
Subjects:Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Mammals
Digestive System > Gastrointestinal Tract
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Animal Diseases > Parasitic Diseases, Animal > Helminthiasis, Animal
-Journal Repositories > Veterinary World
Hemic and Immune Systems > Blood
Parasitic Diseases > Parasitic Diseases, Animal > Helminthiasis, Animal
Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases > Hematologic Diseases > Anemia
Diagnosis > Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
ID Code:3333
Deposited By:Dr Anjum Sherasiya
Deposited On:28 August 2009

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