Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Andualem Yimer

School of Veterinary Medicine,
PO Box 977, Dessie

  • Research Article
    Epidemiological Studies on Ovine Lungworm Species in Northern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Andualem Yimer and Abebe DesieAndualem Yimer and Abebe Desie

    A cross sectional study was conducted from November, 2015 to April, 2016 to determine the prevalence, associated epidemiological factors and identifying the species of ovine respiratory helminthes circulating in and around Wogera district. Modified Baermann technique was conducted to detect first stage larvae (L1) from 386 randomly sampled sheep kept under extensive and semi intensive management systems. Out of the total 386 faecal samples examined 180 were found to harboring one or more lungworm parasites with an overall prevalence of 46.6% (180/386). Dictyocaulus filarial (D. filaria) was the dominant lungworm species with prevalence of 18.9%, followed by Mulliries capillaries (M. capillaries) 14.2%, Protostrongylus rufescens (P. rufescens) 2.3% and Mixed infection with D. filarial and M. capillaries.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000388

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