Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Getahun Kassa Temesgen

Holeta Agricultural Research Center,
PO Box 31, Holeta

  • Case Report
    Epidemiological Studies on Calve Coccidiosis in Dairy Farms in South Wollo Zone Amhara Region, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Getahun Kassa TemesgenGetahun Kassa Temesgen

    A cross-sectional study was conducted from December 2015 up to April 2016 to determine the prevalence of calf Coccidiosis, identify the associated risk factors and to determine the intensity of infection in selected dairy farms from eight woreda of south Wollo zone, Ethiopia. Fecal samples were randomly collected from nine hundred calves belonging to twenty purposively selected dairy farms and were examined for the presence of the oocysts of Eimeria by floatation technique using concentrated sucrose solution. The study revealed that the overall prevalence of coccidiosis was 24.3%. The risk factors considered were age, breed, production system and hygiene status of the dairy farms. The prevalence of Coccidiosis was higher within calves in poor hygiene dairy farms than caves from better hygiene. There was significant difference (P<0.05) in the prevalence of Coccidiosis betwe.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000392

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