ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Atwan Swadi, Hisham


STUDY OF PREVALENCE OF GIARDIA INFECTIONS IN IRAQI SHEEP OF YUESEPHIYA PROVINCE / BAGHDAD

Hisham Atwan Swadi

journal of kerbala university, Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 128-132

For Giardia investigation ,faecal samples of 145 sheep from three farms of sheep in Baghdad /Yuesephiya province, were identified by use the direct smear and zinc sulphate flotation method during the period from( Sept. 2007 to Feb. 2008). Out of 145 sheep examined , 36 sheep (24.82 %) were infected with Giardia. Prevalence was studied depend on the sex and age of the host. The prevalent was high in lambs 52.17% with significant difference (p< 0.01).Giardia did not show sex predisposition. Beside Giardia , Haemonchuc contortus , Nematodirus spathiger and Eimeria spp. were isolated by floating method.