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|Title: ||Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites and their Impact in Domestic Animals in Vom, Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Dogo, Abraham G. I.|
Karaye, Gloria P.
|Keywords: ||North-Central Nigeria|
|Issue Date: ||Mar-2017|
|Publisher: ||Saudi Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 3;No. 3B; Pp 211-216|
|Abstract: ||In order to establish the prevalence and impact of helminths in domestic animals in Vom, Central Nigeria between January 2009 - December 2010, a total of 1,508 faecal samples from various breed of domestic animals viz: cattle, sheep, dogs, pigs, horses, rabbits and goats were carefully examined using formal ether concentration technique. Out of the 556 cattle faeces examined, 480(31.8%) were infected and positive for multiple helminthic infection,
Strongyle-like eggs (43.2%) and Eimeria bovis (13.3%) Moniezia worms (0.5%). From 204 of Canine (dogs) faecal samples examined, 52 (3.5%) were infected. Ancylostoma braziliense (12.8%), Troglotrema salmincolo 0.5%). Caprine (Goats) faecal samples indicated Eimera parvi (19.3%) and Nematodirus spathiger (0.5%), Oesophagostomum columbianum (0.5%). Equine (Horse) samples indicated Strongylus spp (92.3%) while Triodontophorus tenuicollis (7.7%). In Laprine (Rabbits), Eimeria stiedia was (66.7%) while E. intestinalis was (33.3%). Ovine (Sheep) had Eimeria species (65.1%) and Strongyle-like eggs (66.3%) while Taenia hydatigena (1.2%); Swine (Pig) samples, Oesophagostomum dentatum (20.8%) and Schistosoma suis (0.4%) respectively. In all, 963 samples were positive for different parasites with the overall prevalence of 63.8%. The study revealed that gastrointestinal parasites and their eggs are still endemic in the study area which is indicative of a neglect of simple management practices which has a negative impact on Livestock production in Nigeria.|
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