Prevalence and impact of bovine trypanosomiasis in Mayo Rey division, a Soudano-Sahelian zone of Cameroon
For several years, pastoralists in Mayo Rey division have reported the presence of trypanosomiasis within their herds, and have used trypanocides in the complete absence of laboratory diagnosis. This present study aimed to establish the prevalence of trypanosomiasis and its impact on local cattle. A parasitological survey was carried out in 24 herds for a total of 270 cattle selected and followed-up for a period of one...
A survey of common gut helminth of goats slaughtered at Ankpa abattoir, Kogi State, Nigeria
The survey of common gut helminth of goat in Ankpa Local Government Area (L.G.A), Kogi State was carried out between August, 2013 and November, 2013. Faecal samples of 248 goats were collected from Ankpa abattoir, and screened using floatation and sedimentation methods in the Biological Sciences Laboratory, Kogi State University, Anyigba. The result revealed that out of 62 samples of adult males examined, 47 were...
Culicid forms distribution and breeding sites in Nsukka ecological zone of South Eastern Nigeria
The culicid forms distribution and breeding sites in Nsukka ecological zone of south eastern Nigeria were investigated in four hundred and fifty eight (458) oviposition sites between October and December, 2010. Soup ladle dipper method was used in larvae/pupae collection while the environmental parameters were determined in situ using field meter. Anova were used to investigate the association between the...
Effects of treatment with fraction IV extract of Ximenia americana on the survival rate, packed cell volume and total plasma proteins of Trypanosoma congolense infected mice
The effect of treatment with fraction IV extract of Ximenia americana on the survival rate, packed cell volume and total plasma proteins of Trypanosoma congolense infected mice was investigated. Following infection with 104 T. congolense, the mice were treated with 25 mg/kg body weight fraction IV extract and 20 mg/kg body weight Diminazene aceturate, respectively, while a group was left untreated. Parasitaemia,...