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Article Number - 8AD70B064299


Vol.9(6), pp. 116-120 , June 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH2017.0566
ISSN: 2141-2529



Full Length Research Paper

Incidence and economic impact of fasciolosis in Wolkite town, Community Abattoir



Tesfaye Wolde*
  • Tesfaye Wolde*
  • Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Science, Wolkite University, Ethiopia.
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Tigist Tamiru
  • Tigist Tamiru
  • Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Science, Wolkite University, Ethiopia.
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 Received: 21 February 2017  Accepted: 07 April 2017  Published: 30 June 2017

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The study was conducted to explore the incidence and economic loss related with fasciolosis in cattle at Wolkite town, Community Abattoir, Wolkite, Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study was conducted from February, 2016 - May, 2016 on bovine fasciolosis in Wolkite town, Community Abattoir. From a total of 392 cattle inspected coprologically 41.8% (164) were found positive for fasciolosis. The occurrence of cattle fasciolosis in the study sites was considerable (p<0.05) which is mainly determined based on body conditions. Post mortem assessment was conducted on a total of 392 bovine and 41.8% were found infected by Fasciola. Fasciola hepatica was the major Fasciola species causing bovine fasciolosis at the study areas. Analysis of the abattoir data indicated a total yearly liver disapproval was identified to result in 182582.4 Ethiopian birr. Likewise, the mean carcass weight loss was calculated to be 4984499.52 Ethiopian birr due to fasciolosis in cattle. The total yearly monetary loss due to fasciolosis in Wolkite town, Community Abattoir was calculated to be 5167081.92 birr. The results of the present study thus illustrated that the incidence and economic loss of fasciolosis in bovine slaughtered at Wolkite town, Community Abattoir was exceptionally elevated and necessitates urgent need for control and prevention of the parasite in the study area in specially and in Ethiopia as a whole.

Key words: Cattle, Fasciolosis, incidence, Wolkite town.

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APA Wolde, T., & Tamiru, T. (2017). Incidence and economic impact of fasciolosis in Wolkite town, Community Abattoir. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, 9(6), 116-120.
Chicago Tesfaye Wolde and Tigist Tamiru. "Incidence and economic impact of fasciolosis in Wolkite town, Community Abattoir." Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health 9, no. 6 (2017): 116-120.
MLA Tesfaye Wolde and Tigist Tamiru. "Incidence and economic impact of fasciolosis in Wolkite town, Community Abattoir." Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health 9.6 (2017): 116-120.
   
DOI 10.5897/JVMAH2017.0566
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JVMAH/article-abstract/8AD70B064299

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