Keywords: causative agents, helmets, gastrointestinal, parasitic system, prevention, capillaries, strongyloides, fasciolae, molluscs, environment


The formation of the helminthes fauna is facilitated by the circulation and preservation of the invasive beginning in the external environment. The natural and climatic conditions of the Northern part of Ukraine have favorable conditions for the development of parasites of agricultural animals. The widespread distribution of parasites among both animals and humans contributes to polluting the environment with invasive elements, which in turn create conditions for intensive re-infection of livestock. Ecological and parasitological assessment of reservoirs, pastures, walking areas, stables for keeping animals and other environmental objects has an important role in the circulation of pathogens of helminthic invasions. In scientific works, the research direction of both nematode and trematode infestation is fragmentarily highlighted. Modern farming technologies cause significant changes in the ecological environment for pathogens to live. They provide an opportunity to break the life cycle of the development of helminthes and direct actions to improve farms from infestation. In addition to traditional biological methods of control, it is necessary to apply traditional methods using effective drugs that are recommended in practice. The study of the helminthes fauna of the gastrointestinal tract of animals was carried out in farms located in the Polish zone. The level of infection of animals with helminthes that grazed during one or more pasture seasons was confirmed by the expertise of laboratory studies. Invasion was established in the gastrointestinal tract of cattle, animals of different age groups have different infections with pathogens. The maximum percentage is for Trichostrongylus from 21.3% to 37.9%, Oesophagostomum from 8.6% to 13.7% and Capillaria from 5.8% to 13.1%. Contamination of cattle depends on the season, which is associated with the development of sexually mature forms of parasites. The prospect of further research in this direction is the development of scientifically based biological and ecological methods of combating helminthes of the gastrointestinal tract of cattle in the conditions of the northern part of Ukraine, taking into account the study of the factors that determine the formation of helminthes fauna.


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How to Cite
Kovalenko, L. M., & Kovalenko, A. I. (2023). DETERMINATION OF THE CIRCULATION OF CAUSES OF HELMINTIC INVASION IN THE BODY OF CATTLE. Bulletin of Sumy National Agrarian University. The Series: Veterinary Medicine, (4(63), 76-82.