Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitism in Oklahoma swine.


The prevalence of swine gastrointestinal parasites was determined from all listed large swine operations (28) and a geographically representative sample (70) of the population of small hog farm operations in Oklahoma. Fecal samples (n = 975) were collected from 98 farms. From the 98 farms, parasites were recovered in pig feces as follows: Ascaris, 53.0%, strongyles, 53.1%, Trichuris, 35.7%, spirurids, 6.1%, Strongyloides, 19.4%, coccidia, 57.1%, and Balantidium, 55.1%. A higher percentage (16.5%) of hogs maintained on cement floors were positive for Ascaris than were those on either dirt lots (11.9%) or slatted floors (9.9%), but pigs on dirt lots were more often positive with a higher percentage of coccidia (21.0%) than those on either cement or slatted floors (8.5% and 6.0%, respectively). Prevalence of Trichuris was essentially the same (6.8% to 11.3%) in hogs from all 3 management practices.


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@article{Morris1984PrevalenceOG, title={Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitism in Oklahoma swine.}, author={Robin G. Morris and Helen E. Jordan and William G. Luce and Timothy C. Coburn and Charles V . Maxwell}, journal={American journal of veterinary research}, year={1984}, volume={45 11}, pages={2421-3} }