Examination of faecal and herbal samples from pastures of 6 villages in various parts of Imo State exhibited a preponderance of helminth eggs and infective larva. The percentage of the various genera present was assessed. These genera include: Oesophagostomum, Trichostrongylus, Cooperia, Strongyloides, Neoascaris, Haemonchus, Trichuris (nematodes), Fasciola, Cotylophoron, Paramphistomum (trematodes), Moniezia (cestodes). The results of investigation showed that the abundance of these developmental stages was seasonal, that there was no significant difference between pastures from different localities, and that there was a significant difference within samples due to the varying degree of accessibility.
Beiträge zur tropischen Landwirtschaft und Veterinärmedizin 02/1989; 27(4):469-74.