E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Fecal Examination of Shami Goats from Damascus with Respiratory Syndrome
1 Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Bölümü, Hatay, Türkiye  
2 Harran Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa  
3 Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Antakya, Hatay  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2006; 30: 313-316

Key Words: Shami goat, helminth, lung nematode, pneumonia

This study was carried out in order to determine the prevalence of helminth species and their relation to the respiratory syndrome in Damascus goats bred in Hatay, Turkey. Fecal samples obtained from 130 Shami goats with respiratory signs including coughing, growling respiration and mucopurulent discharge were examined using the Fulleborne's salt saturated flotation, Benedek sedimentation and Baerman Wetzel methods. Helminth invasions were commonly observed in the goats. Of these goats, 68.46% were found to be infected by various helminth species. Besides this, 30% of the goats were infected with Eimeria species. The percentage of lung nematodes causing respiratory syndrome in goats was found to be 18.46. In conclusion, the goats with respiratory syndrome should also be examined for lung nematodes. 

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