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Ruminant Nutrition and Forage Utilization
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1995;8(1): 13-16.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1995.13    Published online February 1, 1995.
Metacestodes infection in black bengal gaots in Bangladesh
M. K. Islam, M. M. H. Mondal, P. M. Das
In this study out of 3036 Black Bengal goats examined, 1755(57.80%) were infected with different types of metacestodes. The metacestodes were Cysticercus tenuicollis(54.54%), Coenurus cerebralis(6.32%) and hydatid cysts(11.13%). Animals > 18 months old were relatively more susceptible to Cysticercus tenuicollis and Coenurus cerebralis infection. On the contrary, animals > 8 months to 18 months old were more susceptible to hydatid infection, Both male and female goats were found to be equally infected with the metacestodes. A fully grown Coenurus cerebralis was also recovered from the abdominal muscles of a goat. In Cysticercus tenuicollis infection, pathological effects were not so marked. However, in few cases of Coenurus cerebralis infection the bones of the skull were found to become thin and soft. The hydatid cysts were found to develop in the vital organs by replacing the tissues, thus impairing normal functions.
Keywords: Prevalence; Metacestodes; Blamk Bengal Goats; Bangladesh

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