GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITES OF SHEEP IN JEMBER DISTRICT (EAST JAVA – INDONESIA) Aan Awaludin, Nurkholis, Suluh Nusantoro
Livestock Production Study Program, Department of Animal Husbandry, Politeknik Negeri Jember (State Polytechnic of Jember), Jl. Mastrip PO BOX 164, Jember, East Java, Indonesia
Sheep is a ruminant livestock that has the most population in Indonesia and the highest distribution of maintenance in rural areas. Increasing livestock production, controlling factors and preventing diseases including parasites need attention, especially from the gastrointestinal parasite group. This study aims to identify the diversity of gastrointestinal parasites in sheep in Jember district. This research was conducted by randomly collecting 175 sheep faecal samples from various regions in Jember district. Identification of gastrointestinal parasite diversity by examining worm eggs in sheep faecal samples using sedimentation methods carried out at BBVet Wates (Veterinary Center). Based on the results of sheep feces examination in Jember, 84 samples (48,0%) were examined were infected with one or more gastrointestinal helminth parasites and (52,0%) obtained negative results. Gastrointestinal helminth parasites were found from the Trematode class: Paramphistomum sp., Cestode class: Moniezia sp., and nematode class consisting of Ostertagia sp., Trichostrongylus sp., Cooperia sp., Capillaria sp., Bunostomum sp., Strongyloides sp. , Oesophagostomum sp., Trichuris sp., and Toxocara sp. with 56 samples were infected with at least one species and 28 samples were infected with two or more species of gastrointestinal helminth parasites.