DISCUSSIONSAccording, the present result of this study was found that GIT helminthiasis was one of the main problems of camel health in the study area. The finding of this study was in agreement with the previous result of other researchers that conducted GIT helminthiasis was the main problem of camel worldwide Fadl et al.
(1992) and Rewatkar et al. (2009). Our present study revealed that out of the total, 384 camels examined 52.6% (202/384) of camels harbour at least one type of gastrointestinal helminthic parasite.
This finding coincides with the previous reports of overall infestation rate 62.7% in Northern Tanzania Swai et al. (2011); 68.9% dromedaries’ in Nigeria Kamani et al. (2008); 78.0% in Sokoto metropolis Mahmud et al. (2014); 75% in Nigeria Ukashatu et al. (2012); 75.
1% in Iranian Borji et al. (2010); 75% in Eastern Ethiopia Bekele, (2002) and 76.2% in Bahrain Abubakr et al. (2000). However, this finding was comparatively lower than the prevalence reports of 80% in Southern Ethiopia Bekele, (2010); 80.73% in Yabello Demelash et al. (2014); 92.
4% in Nigeria Bamaiyi et al. (2011); 96.9% in Eastern Ethiopia Tekle and Abede, (2001) and 98% in Jordan Sharrif et al. (1997).
In contrast, our result was higher than the prevalence reports of 26.9% in camels of Egypt Ahmed, (2014); 28.4% in the camels of the desert thal of Pakistan Alvi et al. (2013) and 37.3% in camels of Faisalabad Azhar et al. (2013). Relatively the higher prevalence of GIT helminthiasis of camels in the study area could be attributed to lack of improved animal health management system and lack of knowledge of farmers in treating GIT parasites