Postmortem examination of a l9 years old female tiger in the Vandaloor Zoo, Chennai, revealed three nodules with worms protruding in the serosal surface of stomach towards pylorus. The nematode was identiﬁed as Gmllhosloma spinigerum. There was one big and two small nodules with four worms opening at the mucosal surface of stomach. Large number of worms (473 wo...
Levamisole is a broad spectrum imidazothiazole group of anthelmintic as well as immuno-stimulant commonly used against gastro intestinal nematodes of domestic and wild animals. It acts selectively as agonist at synaptic and extra synaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on nematode muscle cells and produce contraction and spastic paralysis (Martin_ 1997).
Examination of sheep and goats in an organized farm for two years revealed the occurrence of ﬂea’s Ctenocephalides felis orientis and C. Canis. Among the animals goats were mostly infested with ﬂea. Cypermethrin was found to be effective at a concentration of 0.01% as spray to control the ﬂea in small ruminants.
A sudden occurrence of kid mortality in Tellicherry kids was noticed due to a non-speciﬁc paralytic condition in this organised farm. Nine kids out of 91(8%) died from June 1998 to March 2000 before weaning. The exact causative agent of this condition Could not be ascertained.