Journal of Parasite Science
Vol. 5 No. 2 (2021): Journal of Parasite Science

Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Protozoa on Bali Cattle in Lopok Sub-District, Sumbawa District

Aldi Hamdani (Unknown)
Nunuk Dyah Retno Lastuti (Unknown)
Yeni Dhamayanti (Unknown)
Setiawan Koesdarto (Unknown)
Agus Sunarso (Unknown)
Poedji Hastutiek (Unknown)

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Publish Date
30 Sep 2021


This study aims to determine the prevalence of gastrointestinal protozoa on Bali cattle in Lopok Sub-District, Sumbawa District. The study was conducted from January to April 2021 by taking 100 samples of Bali cattle feces from 7 villages in Lopok Sub-District, Sumbawa District. Samples were examined by sedimentation and floating methods. Species identification was determined by the morphology of the protozoa. A total of 62 (62%) samples were positively infected with protozoa. There were 4 species of gastrointestinal protozoa found infecting Bali cattle, namely Eimeria sp., Blastocytis sp., Entamoeba sp., and Balantidium sp. Most of the protozoa found in this study were Eimeria sp. (54%) and Blastocytis sp. (5%). This study found 59 samples (59%) were infected by one type of protozoa, 3 samples (3%) were infected by two types of protozoa. Cattle aged 0-6 months (81%) had a higher prevalence rate and were more susceptible to protozoal infections than cows aged 7 months – 2 years (70.3%) and more than 2 years (45.2%).

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Agriculture, Biological Sciences & Forestry Immunology & microbiology Veterinary


Journal of Parasite Science (JoPS) publishes the results of original research in all aspects of basic and applied parasitology, and ranging from parasites biodiversity, parasites of all wildlife, invertebrate and vertebrate, as well as host-parasite relationships of intrinsic biological interest to ...