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Bovine paramphistomosis in the Bauchi area of Nigeria: Its prevalence and intensity of infection

Chongmobmi Markus, William Aliyu Istifanus, Sam Mao Panda.

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Bovine paramphistomosis is one of the most important parasitic diseases lowering productivity in ruminants worldwide. The subject has received great attention in many countries of the world while information regarding these infections is available for various parts of Nigeria, there is dearth of similar information for the Bauchi area. Therefore, a study was conducted to determine the prevalence and intensity of the infection among 392 cattle slaughtered at the Bauchi metropolitan abattoir between the month of November and December 2017. Information regarding sex, age and body condition of each animal sampled was assessed using standard procedures. The rumen, reticulum and faeces were examined for the presence of flukes and eggs respectively based on standard protocol. Out of the 392 animals examined 16 (4.1%) were positive for rumen flukes infection. Majority of cases of infection (98.7%) had mild to moderate intensity and infection was found to be directly associated with body condition score. Thus, very high parasite density was related to poor body condition score. Infection in relation to the sex and age of animals examined did not show any significant difference (p >0.05).

Key words: Key words: Paramphistomosis, Prevalence, Intensity, Bovine, Bauchi, Nigeria.


 
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Markus C, Istifanus WA, Panda SM, . Bovine paramphistomosis in the Bauchi area of Nigeria: Its prevalence and intensity of infection. JPAS. 2019; 16(1): 76-81. doi:10.5455/sf.21441


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Markus C, Istifanus WA, Panda SM, . Bovine paramphistomosis in the Bauchi area of Nigeria: Its prevalence and intensity of infection. JPAS. 2019; 16(1): 76-81. doi:10.5455/sf.21441



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Markus C, Istifanus WA, Panda SM, . Bovine paramphistomosis in the Bauchi area of Nigeria: Its prevalence and intensity of infection. JPAS. (2019), [cited May 20, 2019]; 16(1): 76-81. doi:10.5455/sf.21441



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Markus, C. ., Istifanus, W. A., Panda, S. M. & (2019) Bovine paramphistomosis in the Bauchi area of Nigeria: Its prevalence and intensity of infection. JPAS, 16 (1), 76-81. doi:10.5455/sf.21441



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Markus, Chongmobmi , William Aliyu Istifanus, Sam Mao Panda, and . 2019. Bovine paramphistomosis in the Bauchi area of Nigeria: Its prevalence and intensity of infection. Science Forum (Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences), 16 (1), 76-81. doi:10.5455/sf.21441



Chicago Style

Markus, Chongmobmi , William Aliyu Istifanus, Sam Mao Panda, and . "Bovine paramphistomosis in the Bauchi area of Nigeria: Its prevalence and intensity of infection." Science Forum (Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences) 16 (2019), 76-81. doi:10.5455/sf.21441



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Markus, Chongmobmi , William Aliyu Istifanus, Sam Mao Panda, and . "Bovine paramphistomosis in the Bauchi area of Nigeria: Its prevalence and intensity of infection." Science Forum (Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences) 16.1 (2019), 76-81. Print. doi:10.5455/sf.21441



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Markus, C. ., Istifanus, W. A., Panda, S. M. & (2019) Bovine paramphistomosis in the Bauchi area of Nigeria: Its prevalence and intensity of infection. Science Forum (Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences), 16 (1), 76-81. doi:10.5455/sf.21441