Prevalence study of gastrointestinal Nematodes in goats in Baghdad province-Iraq


This study carried out in order to investigation the prevalence of gastrointestinal nematodes in goats (Capra hircus) in Baghdad province during the period between October 2014 to March 2015.The results found four genera of GIT nematodes detected from 300 fecal samples of examined goats, which confirmed the highest prevalence rate with Toxocara vitulorum was 43.33%, followed by closed rate with Haemonchus contortus and Strongyloides papillosus which was recorded 22.66%,and the lowest prevalence rate was recorded with Skrjabinema ovis 12.66%, the two genera of Toxocara vitulorum and Skrjabinema ovis were recorded for the first time in Baghdad province. According to the age group, most species of GIT nematodes recorded the highest prevalence rate in age <1-6 months except S. ovis detected in age ≥ 3 years. Relation to the sex, the highest percentage for all species of nematodes infection was detected in males more than females without significance differences. According to the months of study, the maximum percentage for H. contortus was noticed in March 44% and the lowest in January was 4%, while the highest percentage rate for S.papillosus in February was 28% and the lowest in January was 16%, February had highest percentage rate 84% for T. vituloum compared to November reached to 24%, S. ovis had closed prevalence rate in October, December, January, March which was recorded 16% while the lowest infection in February was recorded 12%.