Journal of
Parasitology and Vector Biology

  • Abbreviation: J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2510
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPVB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 162

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence, intensity and major species of gastrointestinal parasites of donkeys in Adami Tulu Jido Kombolcha District, Central Ethiopia

Midekso Sankuro
  • Midekso Sankuro
  • Bale Zone Pastoral Area Development Office, Bale-Robe, Ethiopia.
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Kemal Kedir Elemo
  • Kemal Kedir Elemo
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Range Sciences Course Team, Madda Walabu University, Bale-Robe, Ethiopia.
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Birihanu Mekibib
  • Birihanu Mekibib
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hawassa University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 08 May 2017
  •  Accepted: 21 July 2017
  •  Published: 31 May 2018


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