Veterinary Science & Technology

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Incidences of Haemoparasites in Dogs in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State


Nwoha RIO, Daniel G, Onuekwusi GC, Onyeabor A, Igwe KC and Okah U

Out of 503 dogs samples analyzed 104 were males and 303 females and out of these 359 (71.4%) were positive for haemoparasites. Babesia spps (94.4%) had the highest prevalence compared to Trypanosomes 5.0% and Anaplasma spps 45.0%. Most of the dogs had mixed infections of Babesia and Anaplasma spps. The prevalence was higher in females 76.3% compared to males 54.0%. Out of the areas sampled, MOUAU community had 20.0%, Oboro 91.4%, Oloko 8.0%, Ibere 18.0%, Ariam 59.0% and Usaka 58.3%. The highest prevalence was recorded in December (90.0%), March (83.3%) and November (83.3%) whilst the remainder of the months had April (77.1%); May (70.0%); June (68.0%); July (63.3%) and August (53.1%). There were significant decreases in the PCV and Hb of the infected groups.


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