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

JVMAH Articles in press

Surgical Repair of Bilateral Traumatic Lateral Patellar Luxation Associated with Injury of Medal Stifle Joint Capsule and Fascia in a Shetland Pony

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An 8-day-old female Shetland pony was referred to the Jeonbuk animal medical center for evaluation of bilateral hindlimb lameness. The foal had been severely lame in the both hind leg since birth. The luxation of the patella was confirmed on physical examinations. During the operation, extensive soft tissue damage and hemorrhage were observed around the medial patellar ligament. Lateral patellar luxation was surgically...

Author(s):Jin-su Kang, Yong-woo Chun, Su-young Heo and Nam-soo Kim

Breeding soundness of semen producing bulls, their semen quality and inter relationship of functional tests with spermatozoa motility percentage

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This work aimed to study the breeding soundness of semen producing bulls, their semen quality to functional tests and the inter relationship of these functional tests with spermatozoa motility percentage for the semen produced at National Animal Genetic Improvement Institute (NAGII). A total of 14 breeding bulls (Boran = 4, Crosses of 75% Holstein Frisian * 25% Boran = 4 and Holstein Frisian = 6) with respective ejaculates...

Author(s):Kefelegn Seyoum and Alemayehu Lemma

An evaluation of a pilot herd-health programme for improved health and productivity of smallholder dairy herds in peri-urban Kampala, Uganda

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A pilot herd-health programme for improved health and productivity of peri-urban dairy herds in Kampala, Uganda was evaluated. A total of 15 herds were enrolled on the program following informed owner consent. Fortnightly, each herd was visited for a general herd evaluation with data captured using standard evaluation form. Following each visit and for every farm, a herd health report was produced with specific...

Author(s):James Okwee-Acai, Immaculate Nabukenya, Samuel George Okech, Benard Agwai, Dickson Stuart Tayebwa, Sylvia A. Baluka, Paul Okullo and Robert Tweyongyere

Quantitative analysis of echotexture and testicular biometry in asinines used in animal-drawn vehicles

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Testicular ultrasound analysis is a non-invasive diagnostic method and an important step in andrological examination, which enables the early assessment of fertility disorders. Given the importance that asinines have for low-income families, and the need for experiments to establish these patterns of andrological evaluation for donkeys, this study aims to quantitatively determine the testicular echogenicity without a...

Author(s):Danillo Brenno de Assis Torres, Antônio Galdino Filho, Danilo Cutrim Bezerra, Dennis Leite dos Santos, Rudson Almeida de Oliveira, Kelvin Ramon da Silva Leitão, Paulo Vitor Silva de Carvalho, Renan Paraguassu de Sá Rodrigues, Flávio Ribeiro Alves & Porfírio Candanedo Guerra

Using participatory epidemiology tools to determine perceived risk factors for foot-and-mouth disease occurrence in selected sub-counties of Isingiro district in Uganda

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Preliminary steps of the pProgressive cControl pPathway for foot-and-mouth disease (PCP-FMD), underscores information on risk areas and risk factors for FMD circulation, as essential in development and implementation of appropriate control and elimination strategies. Isingiro district in Uganda, suffers annual FMD outbreaks despite controls implemented by the Government. Using participatory epidemiology (PE) approaches, we...

Author(s):Kerfua Susan.D, Nantima Noeline, Ademun Rose Ayebazibwe Chrisostom, Okuthe Sam, Sserugga Joseph, Ejobi Francis, Atim Stella and Lumu Paul

Morphological and molecular diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in chickens

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Confirmatory diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis is paramount to ensure proper treatment and effective management of the disease in food and companion animals. Suspected invasive aspergilllosis in chickens was encountered at post-mortem. Morphological and molecular methods were employed to identify Aspergillus from samples collected from dead chickens at post-mortem. Morphologically, two species of Aspergillus were...

Author(s):OlusegunAdesina Fagbohun, GbolahanmiAkinola Oladosu & RofiatDamilola. Adesina

Paratuberculosis epidemiological study (risk factors and prevalence) in ovine livestock production units in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico

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In order to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated to paratuberculosis in ovine livestock production units in Guanajuato, Mexico; a cross-sectional epidemiological study was carried out for one year long. Serum samples(n = 1387) were analyzed with an agar gel immunodiffusion test. Bacteriological culture and IS900 nested PCR were done from the fecal samples (n=640). For epidemiological data, two...

Author(s):Marco Antonio Santillán-Flores, Dionisio Cordova-López, Claudia Celic Guzmán-Ruiz

Effect of silybon 140® on pentobarbitoneanaesthesia in dogs exposed to acetaminophen

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Onset and duration of anaesthesia as well as the changes in vital parameters associated with pentobarbitone-induced anaesthesia in normal dogs administered acetaminophen with and without Silybon 140® were studied. The rectal temperature, heart rates and respiratory rates of dogs before anaesthesia were higher than those after pentobarbitone (35 mg/kg) treatment alone or its combination with acetaminophen or acetaminophen...

Author(s):Nwagbo, A. N., Onyeyili P. A., Abenga, J. N., Nwankwo, H.C.

Prevalence of hip dysplasia in domestic shorthair breed of cats in three municipal districts in Accra, Ghana

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Hip dysplasia in cats appears to have a similar prevalence as that seen in dogs especially with large breeds of cats like the Maine coon. However, cats do not commonly show signs of lameness like dogs do. This study was to determine the prevalence of hip dysplasia in domestic shorthair breed of cats in three municipal districts in Accra, Ghana. Twenty (12 males and 8 females) adult (2.3 ± 0.8 years) shorthair breed of...

Author(s):cats, hip dysplasia, radiographs, prevalence, shorthair, domestic

In-vitro efficacy of solanum incanum on rhipicephalus appendiculatus

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Herbal remedies have a long history of use for tick control. Solanum incanum ripe fruits are locally used to manage ticks. In this study, the effect of S. incanum fruit extracts on egg hatchability, inhibition of oviposition and larval mortality of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus ticks was investigated. The reproductive efficiency of eggs laid by the ticks was determined. The highest number of eggs laid was recorded in the...

Author(s):Mugumya Obed

Prevalence of Bovine Trypanosomiasis and its Associated Risk Factor in Hawa Galan District KelemWolaga zone

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Analytical study by cross-sectional was perfomed between November 2015 - April 2016 at Hawa Galan woreda, KelemWollega Zone, Oromia Region, of the country, to know the prevalence of cattle trypanosomosis and to evaluate the factors associated with the prevalence of bovine trypanosomosis. A haemoparasitological examination of buffy coat method was implemented to determine the prevalence of trypanosomosis. A Study population...

Author(s):Girma Tsegaye, Geremew Haile and Belay Abebe

Prevalence and identification of major ixodid ticks of cattle in guder town, West Shewa, Ethiopia

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A cross-sectional study was conducted from April 2018 to June 2018 to determine the prevalence of tick and the associated risk factors and identify major tick genera infesting cattle in Guder town of the West Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. Total 164 cattle under extensive management system purposely from Guder town were selected by systematic random sampling technique and then examined for tick infestation....

Author(s):Abdo Megra; Gashaw Enbiyale

Prevalence, effects and alternative control methods of Haemonchus contortus in small ruminants: A review

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Small ruminants farming is a traditional activity mostly practiced by local populations in developing countries since several centuries. But nowadays, due to many biotic and climatic factors, small ruminants farming face various problems which damage smallholders’ income especially those related to gastrointestinal parasites in tropical areas. In opposite to the chemical drugs frequently used in controlling it, medicinal...


A cross-sectional evaluation of aflatoxin B1 and M1 contaminations of dairy cattle production in Northern Nigeria.

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In Nigeria, dairy industry holds monumental prospects in the management of protein deficiencies among the timid Nigerian populace. Emergence of metabolic products of some important fungi, Aflatoxins B1 and M1 (AFB1 and AFM1), may hamper such potentials and poses public health threat to the consumers of dairy products. Hence, the need to undertake a study with the view of evaluating AFB1 and AFM1 levels in dairy cattle...

Author(s):Omeiza Gabriel Kehinde, Kabir Junaidu; Kwaga Jacob, Mwanza Mulunda, Nafarnd, Wesley Daniel Enem, Simon Ikechukwu, Adamu, Andrewa; Godwin, Enid Adeiz, AbdulRahman, Okoli Chinwe and Zailani, Elisha

Cross sectional study of hard ticks (ixodidae) species infesting cattle at Sebeta Hawas district, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

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Ticks are significant and harmful blood sucking external parasites of livestock that are distributed throughout the world. A cross-sectional study was conducted from November, 2017 to March, 2018 at Sebeta- Hawas District, Oromia Regional state, Ethiopia to estimate the current prevalence and to determine hard tick species. A total of 384 cross (n=192) and local (n=192) breeds of cattle were selected using stratified...

Author(s):Anteneh Shewaye, Basazenaw Bogale, Gebremeskel Moges and Yeshawork Begashaw

Study a knowledge and ethnoveterinary use of medicinal plant in Dirre Incinni Ethiopia

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In developing counties where costs of veterinary drugs are hard to cover in many livestock health problems; using traditional medicine are first option in such cases. For instance in Ethiopia over 95% of the traditional medicine preparations are of plant origin. To identify plants and their medicinal values in study area Cross sectional study was performed from November 2018 to April 2019 in Dire Incinni district west...

Author(s):Firomsa Gelana

Review on antquorum sensing: a novel target for ant- virulence therapies

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The dicovery of antibiotics has played a fundamental role in the history of medicine. By the starter of antibiotics into clinical repetition, infectious diseases that were once deadly have become curable and billions of lives have been protected by taking many harmfull bacterial infections under control. Conversely, with the beginning and spread of multi antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it is getting progressively more...

Author(s):Gurmu Jaleta Shuka

Prevalence and factors associated with brucellosis in livestock in Baringo County, Kenya

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Brucellosis is an important zoonotic disease occurring worldwide. In animals, it causes reproductive failures such as abortions, stillbirths or birth of unthrifty neonates, orchitis, seminal vesiculitis, testicular abscesses and epididymitis in males, as well as localised chronic conditions such as hygroma and arthritis. Humans are infected by exposure to infected animals or animal products. Brucellosis in humans causes...

Author(s):Kosgei P.K, Bebora L. C, Waiboci L.W, Waringa N, Kiambi S.G and Kitala P.N

Bacteriology and cytology of the non-gravid one-humped camel genitalia

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This study evaluated the cytology and prevalence of bacteria in the genital tract of non-pregnant dromedary camels at the Kano main abattoir through a cross-sectional design with convenience sampling. Results revealed that Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus were isolated with E. coli and S. aureus being the most prevalent. These...

Author(s):Musa Bello, Halima Aliyu, Muhammad Bashar Usman, Nasiru Magaji Sadiq and Abdussamad Muhammad Abdussamad

Surgical management of umbilical abscess and subsequent hernia in a three-month-old cross breed piglet: a case report

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Here reported, is a case of umbilical abscess which later resulted in umbilical hernia in a 3-month-old Duroc and Landrace cross weaner female Piglet at a private piggery at Agber village, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. A little swelling was noticed at 4 weeks of age and was observed to be increasing in size with time. The swelling which was soft, warm and painful, was thought to be umbilical hernia initially, but hernia...

Author(s):Terhemen Festus Swem, Solomon Tsekohol Agu, Andrew Aondowase Amine

Assessment of camel diseases and their impact on camel production in and the surrounding Gomole Districts in Borana Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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Borana zone is an important cradle of animal domestication and the habitat of many indigenous livestock species. Dromedary camel is among species of animals that was domesticated by Borana pastoralists as adaptive strategy to climate changes and frequent drought. The present study was to identify camel health problems and its impact on camel production in and the surrounding Gomole districts in Borana zone, Southern...

Author(s):Jarso Debano, Galma Wako and Tolera Tesfaye

Prevalence of Hydatidosis among Apparently Health Sheep and Cattle Slaughtered At Harar Municipal Abattoir, Ethiopia

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Hydatidosis is a zoonotic disease that occurs throughout the world and causes considerable economic losses and public health problems in many countries. A cross sectional study was carried out among cattle and sheep from October 2017 to April 2018 at Harar municipal abattoir with the aim to determine prevalence of hydatidosis, consider fertility and viability of the recovered cysts and compare liver and lung involvement...

Author(s):Ahmed Mohammed, Abrahim Abdurazak and Melkamu Awgiochew

Knowledge; hygienic practice among milk and cottage cheese handlers woman: a case study in an Ethiopia District

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Cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted in Arba Minch Zuria and Demba Gofa districts of Gamo and Gofa Zone of the Southern nation nationalities and people’s regional state with the objectives of assessing knowledge of hygienic practice of milk and cheese handlers in both study area. For this a total of 102 woman farmers who are involved in milking, collecting and retailing of milk were included in the study....

Author(s):Edget Abayneh, Minale Getachew, Wasihun Seyoum, Ephrem Tora

Lameness and welfare problems in donkey in Shashemene and NegelleArsi district, Ethiopia

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A cross sectional study was conducted from November 2017 to April 2018 at NegeleArsi and Shashemene district to estimate the prevalence of lameness and welfare problem in 301 donkeys in the two districts. Well-structured and pre tested, interviewer based questionnaire was used in addition to other data collection formats. The overall prevalence of lameness in donkeys working in the two districts was found to be 14.14%. The...

Author(s):Kufa Mustefa Hinsene

Prevalence of major adult bee disease (nosema, amoeba) and pest (aethina tumida murray) in and around bonga district, S.N.N.P Region, Southern Ethiopia

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Cross sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of honeybee disease (Nosema and Amoeba) and pest small hive beetle in and around Bonga district in S.N.N.P.R. from December to March 2018/2019. Successful beekeeping requires regular and on time monitoring of any factors that endangers honeybee life and threaten their products. Apart from identifying the occurrences and distributions of endangering factors,...

Author(s):Semere Solomon

Anthrax outbreak in captive African lions on an animal rescue sanctuary in Harare, Zimbabwe: A case report

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An outbreak of anthrax occurred in captive African lions (Panthera leo) on a wildlife sanctuary after they were fed beef from a carcass condemned at slaughter. Out of 9 lions at the Sanctuary, six (66.7%) developed illness typical of Bacillus. anthracis infection 48 hours post-consumption. The infection was confirmed by identification of the bacillus on methylene polychrome blue stained thin blood smears (MacFadyean...

Author(s):Norman L. Mukaratia, Kurai P. Kapondoand Davies M. Pfukenyi

Prevalence and associated risk factors of calf coccidiosis in and around Gondar Town, North West Ethiopia

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Coccidiosis is the most common and an economically important apicomplexans protozoan disease that leads to significant morbidity and mortality in animals worldwide. A cross sectional study was conducted from November 2017 to March 2018 with the aim of determining the prevalence and associated risk factors of Eimeria infection in calves aged less than one year in urban and peri urban areas of Gondar town of Amhara region,...

Author(s):Yismaw Alemie and Misgana Duguma

Seroprevalence of Bluetongue Virus Antibodies in Ovine and Caprine in Maji District ofWestern Omo Zone, South Western Ethiopia

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Bluetongue (BT) disease is an arthropod-transmitted viral disease of domestic and wild ruminant species caused by Bluetongue virus (BTV). It is of most importance in sheep and endemic primarily in the tropical and subtropical regions where vectors (Culicoides species) are present. A cross-sectional study was conducted July-November 2019 to examine the sero-prevalence of BTV infection. Serum samples were examined for the...

Author(s):Tamirat Haile, Mulugeta Abera, Tsegaye Teklemariam,Demeke Sibhatu, Fasil Akililu

Growth performance and rumen fermentation characteristics of West African Dwarf bucks fed dietary Cochlospermum planchonii rhizome

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A study was conducted to investigate the optimum inclusion level of Cochlospermum planchonii in diets of West African Dwarf (WAD) goats. Twenty five (25) WAD bucks aged 6 - 8 months and assigned to five treatments (T1- T5) of five goats each were used. Goats in T1were given normal diet and served as the control, while those in T2, T3, T4 and T5 were respectively given diets with inclusion levels of 5, 10, 20 and 40 % C....

Author(s):Lins Iorundu Mhomga, Chukwunyere Okwudili Nwosu and Benjamin Nwabueze Marire


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A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2016 to April 2017 with the objectives to investigate the prevalence of gastrointestinal nematode parasites of pigs and associated risk factors in a total of 384 pigs from privately owned intensive farm in kolfe keraniyo subcity, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A simple random sampling technique was used for selecting the sample unit and chi-square test was used to determine the...


Study on bovine mastitis under different management in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Borana Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of bovine mastitis, associated potential risk factors and major etiological agents of clinical and sub clinical mastitis under different management condition of pastoral, agro-pastoral, ranch and farm by using California mastitis test and bacteriology. A total of 384 lactating Boran cows in Did-tuyura ranch, Yabello Pastoral and dryland agriculture research...


Comparative Pathology and Molecular Typing of Mycobacteria Isolated from lesioned tissues in State Dairy Farms, Central Ethiopia

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BTB is a chronic infectious disease of animals characterized by the formation of specific granulomatous lesions or tubercles in tissues and organs. It is caused predominantly by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) by slowly growing non photochromogenic bacilli members of the M.tuberculosis complex. Comparative tuberculin test positive dairy cattle were subjected to postmortem examination to characterize the severity of...


Prevalence of gastrointestinal nematodes of cattle in selected areas of Hawassa, Ethiopia.

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Gastrointestinal nematode are among the major health problem which resulted in the reduction of production and productivity of cattle. A cross section study design was carried out for the determination of the prevalence of gastrointestinal nematode of cattle in Hawassa, Ethiopia from November, 2017 to February, 2018 to investigate the main risk factors influencing the prevalence and worm load infection of cattle. A total...


The Prevalence of small ruminant Trypanosomiasis in Oofa district, Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia

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ABSTRACT A cross-sectional study was conducted in three PAS of Oofa district Wolaita zone /southern Ethiopia, from November to April, to determine the prevalence of trypanosomosis in small ruminants. Blood samples were collected from 384 randomly selected local Sheep (139) and goats (245) of different sex and age groups. The collected blood samples were examined by conventional hematological and parasitological techniques....


Prevalence rate and antibiotic susceptibility of salmonella isolates from meat swabs in Addis Ababa and Debrezeit, Ethiopia

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A cross-sectional study was conducted from September 2015 to march 2016 to determine the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of salmonella isolates in Addis Ababa and Debrezeit abattoir, Ethiopia. Swab samples were collected from a total of 288 meat samples (72 bovine, 72 ovine, 72 caprine and 72 chickens) from abattoirs and were subjected to microbiological examination. Based on the microbiological examination...

Author(s):ShimelsTikuyeYalew, DesiyeTesfayeTegegne, YohannesEquarMessele, BezinaAregaEmeru, GebremeskelMamuWerid, Mosisa Dire, ShelemaKelbesa Bora

Prevalence of Bovine Anemia associated with Trypanosomosis: in local breed cattle's of Sokoru District, Ethiopia

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In tropical Africa, protozoan parasites cause several diseases of social and economic importance. Among protozoan parasites, trypanosomosis is one of the most devastating zoonotic diseases caused by infection with trypanosomes, which are transmitted primarily by tsetse flies and other hematophagous flies to human, domestic animals and wildlife. A cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of Bovine...


The High distribution of goat abortion in Tanqua Abergelle districts, Tigray regional state, Northern Ethiopia

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A questionnaire and serological survey was conducted to estimate the epidemiological distribution of brucellosis in goat in Tanqua Abergelle districts. According to the questionnaire survey, high rate of goat abortion (89.7%) was observed during the study year. The pregnancy stage of high risk of occurrence of abortion was during the third trimester (37.9%), followed by during first and third trimesters (27.5%). The...


Haematological Parameters of Balami Sheep (Ovis aries) at Sokoto Modern Abattoir before Slaughter

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The importance of determination of haematology reference values cannot be overemphasized as the changes in some of the blood cell parameters are of clinical importance. This study evaluated the haematology reference values in apparently healthy Nigerian Balami Sheep and determined the influence of sex on the haematological parameters. A total of 200 apparently healthy sheep consisting of 100 males (rams) and 100 females...


Prevalence and direct financial losses associated with Bovine Hydatidosis in Durame municipal abattoir, Southern Ethiopia

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ABSTRACT A cross-sectional study aimed at determining the prevalence, cyst characteristics and estimating the financial loss due to cystic echinococcosis (hydatidosis) in cattle slaughtered at Durame municipal abattoir was conducted from November 2015 to April 2016. Postmortem examination was carried out on 400 Cattles were randomly Selected and slaughtered at the abattoir through visual inspection, palpation and incision...


Study on prevalence and associated risk factors of poultry coccidiosis in and around alage Atvet College, Southwestern Ethiopia.

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A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2016 to March 2017 in and around Alage Agricultural Technical Vocational Education Technical CollegeAlage (ATVET), southwestern Ethiopia, with the objective of determining the prevalence of poultry coccidiosis and its associated risk factors in intensively and backyard managed chickens. Fresh fecal samples were collected from a total of 451 chickens by systematic random...

Author(s):Nigussu Fasil Kedesegne and Eshetu Ketema

Prevalence and economic significance of bovine fasciolosis in Awuradda Abattior, Decha Woreda of Kaffa Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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A cross sectional study was performed to determine the prevalence and economic significance of bovine fasciolosis by postmortem examination of 384 slaughtered animals in Awuradda municipal abattoir, southern nation nationalities peoples regional states from December 2016 to June, 2017. Out of 384 livers examined, 73 (19%) cattle were positive for fasciolosis. Species identification revealed that Fasciola hepatica was more...

Author(s):Fentaye Kassa, Birhanu Haile, Gedafaw Demewez

Sero-prevalence of foot and mouth disease virus infection in pigs in gboko and Makurdi Local gGovernment areas of Benue state, Nigeria.

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In this work, seroprevalence and destribution of foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) in pig population in Gboko and Makurdi local government areas of Benue state, Nigeria, was investigated using the PRIOCHECK FMDV- 3ABC non-structural proteins ELISA (NSP-ELISA). This ELISA test was capable of discriminating between antibodies induced by the field virus and those induced in response to vaccination. The results showed that...

Author(s):Ibu Okpabi John, Yiltawe Wungak, Eson Anzaku, Didacus Eze, Emmanuel Chukwudi Okwor

Identification, Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Bovine Ixodid Ticks Infections in and around Jimma Town, Southwestern Ethiopia

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A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2017 to April 2018 to determining the prevalence of tick infestation, to identify the common tick species in cattle and to assess the major risk factors associated with the occurrence of tick species in and around Jimma town, Southwestern Ethiopia. Out of 384 cattle examined, 276(71.90%) were infested by one or more tick species. Overall, 1468 adult ticks were collected...

Author(s):Tekle Faltamo, Fethu Lemma, Karthik Kaliaperumal and Tegegn Dilbato

Growth performance of broilers fed Moringa oleifera supplemented feed following challenged with a very virulent infectious bursal disease virus

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A study was conducted to assess the growth performance of broiler chickens fed Moringa oleifera leaf (MOL)feed supplement and challenged with a very virulent infectious bursal disease virus (vvIBDV).Two hundred and forty day-old Ross 308 hybrid broiler chicks were randomly assigned into groups A, B, C and D of 60 chicks eachandwere raised in deep litter housing. Broiler starter (BS) and broiler finisher (BF) mash were...

Author(s):A.G Balami , J.J Ndahi, J.J Gadzama , S.J Enam P.A Abdu, A.M Wakawa, and T Aluwong

Effect of unilateral nephrectomy on kidney function in feral domestic Cats (Felis catus)

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This experimental study was conducted to determine the effect of unilateral nephrectomy on kidney function through hematological and urological values after surgery using feral domestic cats. Four (4) apparently healthy stray male cats were caught and used as experimental animals in this study. The animals were grouped into two (2) with two cats in each group. Grouping of the animals was based according to age, the 1st...

Author(s): Estopa Dionesio

Study of hoof lesions in equids at debre Zeit, East Shoa, Ethiopia

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A cross sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of hoof lesion in different species of equines in Debre Zeit donkey health and welfare project (DHWP) and society for the protection of animals abroad (SPANA) clinics from November, 2009 to April, 2010. A total of 1020 equines (355 horses, 619 donkeys and 46 mules), which visited DHWP and SPANA clinics have been examined to assess...

Author(s):Abayneh Edget

Seroprevalence study of brucellosis in small ruminantsin jibatdistrict of West Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State.

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A cross sectional study was conducted from October 2013 to April 2014 to determine the seroprevalence of brucellosis and associated risk factors in small ruminants in Jibat district of west shoa zone. Small ruminants were selected randomly, from purposively selected district. A total 308 blood samples were collected from local breeds of sheep and goats and serum samples from these animals were initially screened by Rose...

Author(s):Tadesse Endebu Tujo


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The study conducted from November 2007-April 2008 in and around Mekelle, to determine the magnitude of external injuries in donkeys revealed 39.64 %overall prevalence of injuries from 978 randomly selected donkeys. There was a significant variation between two veterinary clinics (x2=11.23, P

Author(s):Tolesa Garoma

Seroepidemology of Bovine Brucellosis in Horro Guduru Animal Production and Research Center, and Its Surroundings in Western Ethiopia

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A cross-sectional study was conducted in Wollega University Horro Guduru Animal Production and Research Center and its surrounding, of Western Ethiopia to estimate the seroprevelence of bovine brucellosis and its associated risk factors from December 2017 to March 2018. A total of 812 cattle from three stations (districts) were randomly selected for serology and questionery surveys from 102 respondents were collected using...

Author(s):Tolesa Garoma and Bedaso Mamo


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A four year (2008-2011) retrospective study of the prevalence of some viral diseases of poultry diagnosed in selected Veterinary clinics in Jos was conducted. A prevalence of 3.0%, 5.7%, and 12.6% (out of a total of 14, 644 cases of poultry diseases) for Newcastle disease (ND), Infectious bursa disease (IBD) and Neoplastic viral diseases (NVD) of poultry respectively were recorded. The prevalence of IBD increased steadily...

Author(s):Bata, S. I., Ogbu, K. I., Abdullateef, H., Agwu, E.,Chindo, A., Udokainyang, A. D., Manasseh, L. N., Abba, M. and Obalisa, A

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