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

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

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

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

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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Rabies serosurvey of domestic dogs in Kigali city, Rwanda

In Rwanda, rabies is a threat to public health and the control is mainly done by vaccinating pet dogs annually. However, it is unknown whether dogs that received rabies vaccination achieved protective antibody levels. This study assessed risk factors influencing rabies antibody titres in vaccinated and non-vaccinated pet dogs in Kigali City, Rwanda. A questionnaire was used to gather information on 137 study dogs and...


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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

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Antimicrobial resistance is a global concern, especially with the backdrop of the development of possible environmental and public health hazards. Flavobacterium columnare has been observed to be multi-drug resistant but highly susceptible to sodium chloride, hence the need for susceptibility profiling. Therapeutic efficacy of commonly used antibiotics and sodium chloride was tested in-vitro against four isolates of F....

Author(s):Oladosu Gbolahanmi Akinola and Oladosu Oluwatomilola Olakunbi

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

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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Assess the Prevalence of Hydatidosis in Cattle Slaughtered at Maychew Municipal Abattoir, EndaMekoni Woreda, Southern Tigray Zone of Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was conducted from January to June, 2017 to assess the prevalence of hydatidosis in cattle slaughtered at Maychew Municipal Abattoir, EndaMekoni Woreda. The overall prevalence rate of the parasite was (32.03%) with a distribution rate of 31.88% and 33.33% in male and female slaughtered cattle, respectively. However, there were no statistical significance (p>0.05) differences between the sex. The...

Author(s):Yohans Hailu, Berhe Mekonnen Mengistu, Habtom Kiros Bitsue, Abreha Bsrat

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A cross sectional study was undertaken from November 2015 to March 2016 at Dodola in Oromia Regional state to identify the major tick species of cattle and to determine the tick burden and as well as to asses possible risk factors that might be associated with cattle infestation. A total of 400 cattle were selected. Adult ticks were collected from nine half-body regions of cattle into universal sampling bottle containing...

Author(s):Mohammed Ahmed Adem and Musa Shamo Nuunaa

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Prevalence of bovine trypanosomosis and apparent vector density in HumboDistrict, Southern Ethiopia.

A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2017 to April 2018 in Humbo District, Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia with the aim to examine the prevalence of bovine trypanosomosis, recoongnize the most common species of trypanosomes and to study the density of tsetse flies in the area. In the studied villages, blood samples taken from 310 cattle selected randomly were analyzed using standard parasitological methods...

Author(s):Nahom BelayBekelea, Yifat Denbarga Gebrekidana

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A cross-sectional type of study was conducted from November 2016 to April 2017 with the objectives to assess welfare issues and associated risk factors compromising welfare concerns of equines health in Kamba Woreda, Southern Ethiopia. The study implemented both direct (animal based) and indirect (owner interview) assessment methods for welfare assessment. Out of 386 equines examined in the study16.6%, 16.6%, and 88.8%...

Author(s):Mandefot Meaza, Dereje Debalke and Tadele Gashaw

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The Prevalence of Fasciolosis in Small Ruminants in and around Mekelle, Tigray Regional State, Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was conducted in sheep and goats to determine the prevalence of fasciolosis in and around Mekelle, Tigray Regional State, Ethiopia. Faecal sample collected from a total of 412 small ruminants comprising of 259 sheep and 153 goats were examined by using the sedimentation technique to find out the eggs of Fasciola species. Out of the total, 412 examined faecal samples 67 were found positive for...

Author(s):Abebe Asnake, Berhe Mekonnen Mengistu, Mu’uz Gebru, Habtom Kiros bitsue

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Peste des Petits Ruminants: Seropositivity and Associated Risk Factors in Goats and Camel in Dello Mena and MaddaWalabu Districts of Bale Zone, South Eastern Ethiopia

Despite its endemicity and economic significance in Ethiopia, there was no sero-surveillance report of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Bale Zone. With this regard the study was conducted in Dello Mena and MaddaWalabu districts of Bale zone with the objectives of determining the seroprevalence of PPR and associated risk factors. A cross sectional study was conducted from March 2017 to May 2017 on weaned goat and camel...

Author(s):Dagim Berhanu Gebresilassiea, Minda Asfawb, Aynalem Teshomea

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Outbreak Based Serotype Identification and Molecular Detection of Circulating FMD Virus Serotypes at Adea berga Dairy Farm, Central High Land of Ethiopia

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a transmissible viral infection of cloven hooved animals associated with severe economic losses due to morbidity, mortality, and milk loss and trade restrictions. Outbreak investigation and cross-sectional study were conducted from September 2016 to April 2017 with the objectives of serotype identification and molecular detection from outbreak cases at Adea berga dairy farm in Adea berga...

Author(s):Beksisa Urge, Fufa Dawo , Daniel Gizaw

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The study was carried out from November 2017 to April 2018 on cattle slaughtered at Sululta abattoir to identify major causes of organs and carcass condemnation and to estimate the amount of direct economic losses. The study design was cross sectional and by using a systematic random sampling. Three hundred eight four cattle were selected for study. Both ante mortem and post mortem examination were employed. The ante...

Author(s):Yale let Worku Wodegebrieland Ephrem Teshome Mesfin

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Prevalence and associated risk factors of ophthalmic problems of working donkeys in Mekelle Town, Northern Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of ophthalmic problems of working donkeys in Mekelle town, Northern Ethiopia. Out of the total 384 examined, 181 were found to be positive for ophthalmic problems with an overall prevalence of 47.14 per cent. In this study, a statistical significant difference (P10 years and 6-10 were 3.34 (OR=3.34; 95% CI: 2.002, 5.578) and 2.01...

Author(s):Teklay Kidanu, Yohannes Hagos, Habtom Kiros Bitsue, Hagos Yihdego, Berhe Mekonnen Mengistu, Netsanet Berhe

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Multidrug-resistant enterobacteria colonizes commercial day-old broiler chicks in Nigeria

Day-old chicks are important source of introduction of multidrug-resistant enterobacteria in broiler production chain. This study was conducted to isolate generic enterobacteria from day-old broiler chicks in Nigeria, and to determine the antibacterial resistance profile. The birds were sourced from 5 purposively-selected hatcheries identified as “A”, “B”, “C”, “D” and “E” in Southwest Nigeria. Non-duplicate cloacal swabs...

Author(s):Obianuju Nkiruka Okoroafora, Madubuike Umunna Anyanwub, Emmanuel Onyeka Nwafora, George Nnamdi Anosaa, Rita Ijeoma Udegbunamc

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A cross-sectional study was conducted out from November 2017 to April 2018 with the objectives of assessing welfare problems and determining risk factors on cart pulling donkeys in Arbaminch and Sodo towns, Southern Ethiopia. Both direct methods, based on observation of animals, and indirect methods, interviews of the owners which indicates the resource bases, were used to collect data. A total of 384 randomly selected...

Author(s):Bereket Molla Tanga, Addis Kassahun Gebremeskel, Yebelayhun Mulugeta

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Major Causes of Organ and Carcass Condemnation in Cattle Slaughtered at Bahir Dar Municipality Abattoir, North West Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2010 to March 2011 in Bahir Dar municipality abattoir, Northwest Ethiopia to identify the major causes of organ and carcass condemnations and to estimate the direct economic losses. A total of 413 cattle were taken for antemortem and postmortem examination. During the antemortem examination of 413 cattle destined for slaughter, rough hair coat (2%) and tick infestation...

Author(s):Chemere Ayenew, AregaTafere, Ayichew Teshale

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Morpho-histogenesis of midbrain of the grey breasted helmeted guinea fowl (Numida meleagris galeata) at post-hatch

The study was carried out to investigate the development of the midbrain in the grey breasted helmeted guinea fowl, Numida meleagris galeata, at post-hatch. Domestication of this species of bird is in an increase, but scanty documentation on the development of midbrain (mesencephalon) and how it relates to the neurobiology of this bird is lacking. In our findings, there was a steady increase in the midbrain mean weights...

Author(s):Wanmi Nathaniel Nzalak James Oliver, Samuel Oluwale Micheal and Pindar David

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Purpose-The study aims to assess the contributory and predisposing effects of prolonged drought and climate phenomenon on occurrence of dental abnormalities among three age group categories of Cephalophus niger. Methods- This inquiry utilized a population cohort study comprising of 18 females and males for a period of three years in a continuum. Each group consisted of (eight) 0-10 months old kids (4 males and females),...

Author(s):Samuel O.M, Femi-Akinlosotu O.M, Usende, L.I

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Study on ruminal and reticular foreign body in slaughtered cattle at Dessie municipal abattoir, Ethiopia

Cross-sectional study was conducted from October, 2016 to April, 2017 on 396 cattle at Dessie Municipal Abattoir, with the objectives to determine the prevalence and type of indigestible foreign body in rumen and reticulum of cattle in association with hypothetical risk factors. Simple random sampling technique was used for selecting the study animals which were ruminants brought from various localities to abattoir. 59...

Author(s):Tarekegn Tintagu Gizaw, Huzeyifa Shawol, Bethelehem Alemu Minalu, Yalew Tefera and Ali Selamawi Fantahun

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A comparative study on prevalence of major reproductive health problems of indigenous and cross breed dairy cattle in Jimma zone, south western Ethiopia

The objective of the current study was to assess the major reproductive health problems and associated risk factors of dairy cattle in and around Jimma town, South–Western Ethiopia in the current study, out of 343 cows investigated (28%) were found to be positive for at least one reproductive health problems. The major reproductive health problems identified in the current study were retained fetal membrane (8.75%),...

Author(s):Galana Abaya and Assefa Kebede

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Prevalence of poultry coccidiosis in and around Guder town, West Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Western Ethiopia

Coccidiosis is an important protozoal disease of chickens, which causes high economic losses in the poultry industry. A cross sectional study was conducted in and around Guder town, West Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Western Ethiopia from November 2016 to March 2017 in order to determine the prevalence of coccidiosis and its associated risk factors in local and exotic breed chicken that were kept under free-range and...

Author(s):Getu Moti, Amare Eshetu, Endale Teshome, Solomon Shiferaw and Befikadu Seyoum

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Prevalence and economic impact of bovine fasciolosis in Wolaita Sodo Municipal Abattoir, Southern Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2015 to April 2016 with the objectives of determining the prevalence of fasciolosis and predominant species, identifying the associated risk factors and their association with severity of liver lesions and economic significance due to liver condemnation in cattle slaughtered in Wolaita Sodo Municipal Abattoir, Southern Ethiopia. All cattle brought for slaughter to Wolaita...

Author(s):Bakalo Basa, Ayichew Teshale, Tamirat Herago and Abebe Agonafir

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Some macro and micro-minerals content in milk of desert sheep and goats in South Darfur State, Sudan

This study was aimed to determine the content of some macro-minerals (Ca, P, Na and K) and micro-minerals (Zn, Cu and Mn) in the milk of desert sheep and goat as well as the effect of stage of lactation on mineral composition. Samples were collected from South Darfur State during dry season (November-February) 2011. Two hundred and five milk samples were collected from lactating desert sheep and 250 samples from desert...

Author(s):Ishraga G. Ibrahim, Hajer I. Ishag, Osman H., Amna E. Khallafalla and Sahar M. Nasar

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Prevalence of Bovine Trypanosomosis in Gawo-Dalle district of Kellem Wollega zone, Oromia State, Ethiopia

A cross sectional study was carried out from October, 2007 to March, 2008 to determine the prevalence of bovine trypanosomiasis and tsetse apparent density using parasitological, entomological and questionnaire survey in Birbir valley Gawo-Dalle district. The overall prevalence of bovine trypanosomosis was 13.4%. Trypanosoma congolense was identified as the dominant species (71.8%) followed by Trypanosoma brucei (14.1%),...

Author(s):Waktole Terfa, Dinka Ayana, Yacob Hailu, Fufa Abunna

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Prevalence of gastrointestinal nematodes of small ruminants in and around Ambo Town of West Shoa, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

The gastrointestinal nematodes of small ruminants are one of the important parasitic diseases that obviously result in reduced productivity. A cross-sectional study was carried out from November 2015 to April 2016 to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with gastrointestinal nematode infestation by faecal examination of 384 small ruminants selected from five different sites in and around Ambo Town of...

Author(s):Gutu Terfassa, Lama Yimer and Chala Mohammed

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Prevalence and risk factors of bovine tuberculosis in dairy cattle in Adama city, Central Ethiopia

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a serious infectious disease of cattle with significant economic impact and public health risk. It is particularly important in Ethiopia where effective control programs are lacking. This cross-sectional study was carried out between April and July 2016 on 1038 cattle selected from 206 dairy farms in Adama city located in central Ethiopia to estimate the prevalence of bTB and assess the...

Author(s):Tefera Woldemariam, Gezahegne Mamo, Rahmeto Abebe and Gobena Ameni

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Genetic diversity of Mycobacterium bovis in Jalisco, Mexico: Tracing back sources of infection

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a disease of cattle that presents risk to public health, causing severe economic losses to the livestock industry and difficulty in eradication because of its complex epidemiology. The aim of this study was to identify relationships between Mycobacterium bovis strains from cattle in the State of Jalisco, and those of other States of México. Molecular fingerprints of 337 M. bovis isolates from...

Author(s):Sara González Ruiz, Susana L. Sosa Gallegos, Elba Rodríguez Hernández, Susana Flores Villalba, Sergio I. Román Ponce, Isabel Bárcenas Reyes, Germinal J. Cantó Alarcón and Feliciano Milián Suazo

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

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%...

Author(s):Abriham Kebede Jiregna Dugassa, Geremew Haile and Berhanu Wakjira

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