Prevalence of Haemonchosis in Slaughtered Sheep in Daronta, Nangarhar


Rahimullah Amarkhil
Faisal Danish
Ahmadullah Zahir
Mahboobullah Ahmadi
Gulnabi Noori


Background: In developing countries, one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases is Haemonchosis. This infectious disease mostly caused severe clinical symptoms and ultimately death in small and large-scale ruminants.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional investigation was carried out to seek the prevalence of Haemonchus spp. in slaughtered sheep at Daronta in various restaurant abattoirs in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. A total of 150 abomasum from slaughtered animals were observed from November 2018 to June 2019. The study animals were grouped based on sex (female and male) and their age (< 1 year, 1 – 2 years, and > 2 years).
Findings: The results showed that the overall prevalence of Haemonchosis in sheep was 22.66%. In terms of age, the prevalence rate was higher in a group less than 1 year, (27.27%) followed by 1 to 2 years, (22.44%), and more than 2 years (14%) sheep. The sex-wise prevalence of Haemonchosis was higher in females (30.61%) as compared to males (18.81%). There was no significant difference (P > 0.05) between sex and age groups.
Conclusion: The epidemiological evidence of the current study exhibited that Haemonchosis is a noticeably prevalent disease in sheep in Daronta, Nangarhar. To prevent, de-worming and good management practices are recommended.


Haemonchosis, Sheep, Prevalence, Abattoir


How to Cite
Amarkhil, R., Danish, F., Zahir, A., Ahmadi, M., & Noori, G. (2023). Prevalence of Haemonchosis in Slaughtered Sheep in Daronta, Nangarhar. NUIJB, 2(03), 128–134. Retrieved from


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