MART-AZR Project Research Report 18: Incidence of Internal Parasites of Sheep in Upland Districts of Baluchistan.
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K. N. H. Khan, Atiq- ur-Rehman, M. Munir, Khan B. R. (30/6/1988). MART-AZR Project Research Report 18: Incidence of Internal Parasites of Sheep in Upland Districts of Baluchistan. Punjab, Pakistan: Arid Zone Research Institute**.
Sixty-eight flocks of sheep in Kalat, Pishin, Loralai, and Zhob districts of upland Baluchistan were examined for the presence of internal parasites. Two of the most common breeds, Baluchi and Harnai, were included in the survey. Seventy-nine percent of the sheep in these areas were found to be infested with internal parasites. The incidence by districts was Kalat, 94%; Zhob, 80%; Loralai, 71%; and Pishin, 70%. The incidence of different parasites was Nematodirus spp ., 54%; Fasciola hepatica, 26%; Marshallagia marshalli, 25%; Dictyocalous filaria, 21%; Strongyloides papillosus 13%; Trichostrongylus spp., 13%; Avitellina centripulata, 13%; Moniezia benedeni 12.5%; Oesophagostomum spp. , 12%; and Haemonchus contortus 11.75%.