DINDA SEPTIANA BORU TAMPUBOLON. strongyle Infection in Beef Cattle in the Ronggo Village, Jaken Sub District of Pati Regency Supervised by ETIH SUDARNIKA and YUSUF RIDWAN.
Helminthiosis is a major constraints of beef cattle industry. Helminthiosis causes great economic loss to beef cattle industry by way of retarded growth, low production and increase susceptibilty of animal to other infections. One type of nematode worms that can infect and cause a loss in beef cattle is a group of strongyle. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, intensity of strongyle infection and risk factors for the infection in beef cattle in the Ronggo Village, Jaken Sub District of Pati Regency. This study used cross-sectional study to collected 200 samples of cattle feces and interviewing 90 farmers. The risk factors associated with farm management obtained by interview through structured questionnaires with farmers. Fecal samples were examined with a modified Mcmaster method and floatation solution technique to determine the number of eggs per gram of feces (EPG) and detect the presence and The data was analyzed by Chi-square, Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis. The results showed that 103 samples of beef cattle positive with strongyle infection with a prevalence rate of 51.5% (confidence interval (CI) 95%; 44.6%-58.4%). The number of strongyle eggs per gram of feces was 178 (CI 95%; 141-215) which was in category of light infection. Based on age categories, management criterion of feeding grass method and the last deworming showed a significantly different effect on the prevalence of strongyle infection (p<0 .05="" o:p="">0>
Keywords: Intensity infection, helminthiasis, prevalence, risk factor, strongyle.
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