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: 388

Table of Content: August 2013; 5(8)

August 2013

Prevalence and economic significance of bovine fasciolosis in Nekemte Municipal abattoir

A cross-sectional study was carried out from November, 2011 to March, 2012 at Nekemte municipal abattoir to assess prevalence and economic significance of bovine fasciolosis. Out of 384 cattle examined at post mortem, 21.9% (84) were positive for fasciolosis. The prevalence of bovine fasciolosis was found to be significantly affected (P < 0.05) by the age of animal, in which young animals were affected than adult...

Author(s): Alula Petros, Addisu Kebede and Amanuel Wolde

August 2013

Disruption of estrus and conception in the acute phase of Fasciola gigantica infections in Yankasa ewes

The effect of the hepatic migratory phase of Fasciola gigantica infections on estrus response to synchronization, conception rates, serum enzyme and biochemical changes in Yankasa ewes was investigated. Twelve adult Yankasa ewes were randomly assigned to one of two groups of 6 animals each. The ewes in Group 1 were each infected with 1,200 metacercaria of F. gigantica each while Group 2 served...

Author(s): Ngozi P. Chiezey, John Y. Adama, Joseph Ajanusi and Idris Lawal

August 2013

Study on bovine mastitis and its effect on chemical composition of milk in and around Gondar Town, Ethiopia

A cross sectional study was undertaken from October, 2010 to June, 2011 to estimate prevalence of mastitis, to identify potential risk factors, and to assess impact of mastitis on chemical composition of bovine milk in and around Gondar town, Ethiopia. The study was conducted using California Mastitis Test for screening of subclinical mastitis, clinical examination and ultramilker to analyze chemical composition of...

Author(s): Sefinew Alemu, Firaol Tamiru, Gizat Almaw and Awoke Tsega

August 2013

Prevalence of ovine gastrointestinal nematodes in and around Asella, South Eastern Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with ovine gastrointestinal nematode infestation by faecal examination of 408 sheep from five different sites in and around Asella, South Eastern Ethiopia. The mean eggs per gram (EPG) count determined using modified McMaster technique showed that 73 (30.04%) of the sheep were lightly infested, 98 (40.34%) moderately infested...

Author(s): Diriba Lemma and Birhanu Abera

August 2013

Evaluation of the effectiveness of two medicinal plants Vernonia amygdalina and Leonotis nepetaefolia on the gastrointestinal parasites of goats in Rwanda: Case study of Huye and Gisagara districts

The two most commonly used medicinal plants as traditional healers were identified (Vernonia amygdalina and Leonotis nepetaefolia) and were tested for their effectiveness as antiparasitic drugs on the gastrointestinal parasites of goats in some sectors of Huye and Gisagara districts of Rwanda. A survey was conducted which revealed that 87.5% of the knowledge of veterinary traditional medicine is transmitted...

Author(s): Mbanzamihigo Leonidas, Dethie Faye, Kabera N. Justin, Ugirinshuti Viateurand Nyirabageni Angélique

August 2013

Temporal distribution of diseases of farm animals presented to Gondar University Veterinary Clinic, Ethiopia, during the years 2007 to 2009

A retrospective study was conducted to determine temporal distribution of clinical diseases of farm animals presented to Gondar University Veterinary Clinic during the years 2007 to 2009. Of the total 1966 clinical cases, septicemia, parasitic cases, pneumonia, reproductive tract problems, metabolic disorders, wound, clinical mastitis and dermatitis were frequent cases and contributed 33.2, 22.4, 15.7, 5, 4.2, 4.1, 3...

Author(s): Bider Zegeye, Sefinew Alemu and Wudu Temesgen