Veterinary Science & Technology

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Prevalence of Cysticercus bovis in Cattle at Municipal Abbatoir of Shire


Samuel Belay and Berihun Afera Mekelle

Cross sectional study using random sampling to determine the prevalence of Cysticercus bovis from May to June 2014 on a total of 439 cattle slaughtered at Shire municipal abattoir was conducted. The overall prevalence of the parasite was 5.2%. The distribution of the parasite in adult cattle was (3.8%) where as in old cattle it was 1.8%. The rate of the parasite in old and adult cattle didn’t vary significantly (p>0.05). The rate of the parasite in male and female was 4.6% and 0.79% respectively where there is no sex wise significant variation (p>0.05). At the same time, there is significance variation of the parasites in different organs with highest rate of the parasite in liver (4.3%) (p<0.05).This indicates the presence of the parasites in the study area so that great attention toward meat inspection, good animal health management and deworming of animals to reduce the burden of the parasite in the study area should be in place.


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