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Title: Retrospective Study of Dog Bite Cases Reported to Ecwa Veterinary Clinic, Bukuru, Plateau State, Nigeria
Authors: Bata, S.I
Dzikwi, A.A
Ayika, D.G
Keywords: Rabid
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Science World Journal
Series/Report no.: Vol. 6;No. 4; Pp 17-19
Abstract: A retrospective study of dog bite cases reported to ECWA Veterinary Clinic Bukuru was carried out in Plateau State, Nigeria to understand the pattern of occurrence in this region. A total of two hundred and forty seven (247) dog bite cases were reported between May, 2009 and June, 2010. The dogs profile showed that 82.1% of the dogs involved had no history of anti-rabies vaccination, 12.6% had records of expired vaccination and only 5.3% had current vaccination. Based on clinical signs, 6.5% of the offending dogs were suspected to be rabid with 2.4% confirmed rabies positive based on laboratory analysis carried out in National Veterinary Research Institute Vom. About 92.7% of the dogs were owned. Of the 50 (247) victims 33 (66%) are less than 20 years old.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2671
ISSN: 1597-6343
Appears in Collections:Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

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