Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 325

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence of bovine of schistosomosis in and around Nekemte, East Wollega zone, Western Ethiopia

Abriham Kebede
  • Abriham Kebede
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical and Health Science, Wollega University, P. O. Box, 395, Nekemte, Ethiopia.
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Jiregna Dugassa
  • Jiregna Dugassa
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical and Health Science, Wollega University, P. O. Box, 395, Nekemte, Ethiopia.
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Geremew Haile
  • Geremew Haile
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical and Health Science, Wollega University, P. O. Box, 395, Nekemte, Ethiopia.
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Berhanu Wakjira
  • Berhanu Wakjira
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 18 January 2018
  •  Accepted: 12 March 2018
  •  Published: 31 May 2018

Abstract

A cross-sectional study was conducted from March 2016 to May 2016 at Guto Gida District, Nekemte, Ethiopia to determine the prevalence of bovine schistosomosis. Simple random sampling method was used to select the study animals and sedimentation technique was applied for finding Schistosoma eggs from fresh fecal samples. Out of 384 fecal samples examined, 22 were found positive indicating an overall prevalence of 5.7% schistosomosis in the study area. The prevalence of bovine schistosomosis was higher in Jirenga kebele (9.1%) than Gaarii kebele (4.6%) and Dalo kebele (3.7%). However, no statistically significant difference in the prevalence of bovine schistosomiasis in relation to origin was found. Similarly, there was no statistically significant difference observed between both sexes (P>0.05). The prevalence in body condition category was reported relatively higher in poor body condition (8.4%) and lower in good body condition (3.8%). However, no statistically significant differences appreciated among the three body condition categories (P>0.05). The finding indicated that, schistosomosis should be taken into consideration as one of the major limiting factor to livestock productivity at Guto Gida District. The control measures against schistosomosis must be designed to target either the parasite or the snail intermediate host.

Key words: Bovine, Guto Gida, prevalence, schistosomiasis