Multi-infection parasitic nematodes in deer at Waru Farm Land, Ciampea, Bogor Regency

  • Ridi Arif Division of Parasitology and Medical Entomology, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, IPB University, Bogor
  • Trianita Damayanti Veterinary Medicine Program, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, IPB University
  • Sri Kusmiati Laboratory of Helminthology, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, IPB University
Keywords: deer, multi-infection, parasitic nematodes, waru farm land, bogor


Deer is a protected wild animal in Indonesia, and currently, deer are often kept and used as part of amusement rides in recreational areas. This study aimed to identify the incidence of worm infections in deer kept in the Waru Farm Land recreation area in Tegalwaru, Ciampea Bogor. Nine deer were kept by Waru Farm Land, consisting of spotted deer and Timor deer. Samples were collected immediately after the deer had defaecated. Stool sample examinations included the flotation test, McMaster’s test, and multilevel filtration. The examination results showed that one deer had multiple parasitic nematode infections. Examination revealed strong and trichurid-type eggs. The degree of infection showed a very mild value, namely less than 50 EPG, so it can be concluded that worm infection in deer at Waru Farm Land is very low. Treatment by administering anthelmintics to deer that were positively infected with worms should be given, as well as preventing infection in other deer.


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How to Cite
ArifR., DamayantiT., & KusmiatiS. (2024). Multi-infection parasitic nematodes in deer at Waru Farm Land, Ciampea, Bogor Regency. ARSHI Veterinary Letters, 8(1), 5-6.