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
  • Published Articles: 415

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence of bovine trypanosomosis and associated risk factor in Jimma Horro District, Kellem Wollega Zone, Western Ethiopia

Dereje Tulu
  • Dereje Tulu
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Tepi Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 34,Tepi, Ethiopia.
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Surra Gebeyehu
  • Surra Gebeyehu
  • Kelem Wollega Zone Livestock Development and Fishery Office, Dembi Dolo, Ethiopia.
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Negash Aseffa
  • Negash Aseffa
  • Kelem Wollega Zone Livestock Development and Fishery Office, Dembi Dolo, Ethiopia.
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Chaluma Negera
  • Chaluma Negera
  • Southwest Shoa Zone Livestock Development and Fishery Office, Woliso, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 04 June 2018
  •  Accepted: 19 June 2018
  •  Published: 31 August 2018


Trypanosomosis is a serious disease that causes a significant production loss in cattle. A cross sectional study was conducted in Jimma Horro District of Kellem Wollega Zone, Western Ethiopia to determine prevalence and associated risk factors of bovine trypanosomosis from October 2016 to October 2017. Blood samples from randomly selected 384 cattle of both sex and different age group were collected and examined with parasitological techniques. The overall prevalence of bovine trypanosomosis was 3.7% (14/384) in the study areas. The infection was highest due to Trypanosome congolense (50%) followed by Trypanosome vivax (28.6%) and Trypanosoma brucei (21.4%). Multivariable logistic regression analysis identified body condition as risk factors (P<0.05) for trypanosomosis in the district. However, there were no statistically significant difference observed among age groups, sex, skin color and different peasant associations (P> 0.05). The overall mean Packed Cell Volume (PCV) value was statistically significant difference between aparasitaemic and parasitaemic cattle (P< 0.05).The study showed that bovine trypanosomosis is one of the constraints to cattle production in Jimma Horro District. Hence, there is a need to create awareness about impact of disease on cattle production and appropriate control methods of trypanosomosis should be designed and implemented.

Key words: Bovine, Jimma Horro district, prevalence, risk factors, trypanosomosis.