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: 386

Full Length Research Paper

Identification of small ruminant external parasite species in Tanqua Abergelle and Kola Tembien districts of Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia

Guash Abay
  • Guash Abay
  • Abergelle Agricultural Research Center, Abi Adi, Ethiopia.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 14 October 2019
  •  Accepted: 21 January 2020
  •  Published: 31 March 2020


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