African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Short Communication

Incidence of intestinal nematodes recovered in slaughtered goats in Figuig Province, Morocco

Driss Lamrioui1*, Taoufik Hassouni2, Driss Lamri3, Youssef El Madhi4, Driss Belghyti1 and Jaouad Mostafi1
1Laboratory of Environment and Renewable Energies, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Tofail, B.P. 133, P. O. Box 14000, Kenitra, Morocco. 2Laboratory of Scientific Research and Educational in the Mediterranean World, Regional Center for Education and Formation, Meknes, Morocco. 3Regional Center for Education and Formation, Taza, Morocco. 4Regional Center for Education and Formation, Rabat, Morocco.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 November 2013
  •  Published: 04 December 2013


The main purpose of this study was to investigate helminths incidence in goats. Species recorded were Trichostrongylus colubriformis, Teladorsagia circumcincta, Skrjabinema ovis, Trichuris ovis, Haemonchus contortus and Nematodirus spathiger, and overall prevalence of helminths was 79% (95/120). The most frequently detected nematodes in the goats were T. ovis (62.5%) followed by T. colubriformis (52.5%) and T. circumcincta (48.33%). The helminth parasites counts in the goats reached the maximum levels in autumn. In relation to sex, the occurrence of helminth parasites was 73.6% in female and 86.6% in male goats.

Key words: Goats, gastro intestinal (GI) nematodes, incidence, seasonal activities, oriental.