Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Sena Meskela

Akaki Woreda Livestock and Fisheries Development,

  • Research Article
    Tick Prevalence and Associated Udder Damage and Mastitis on Cattle in Jimma Town, Southwestern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Sena Meskela and Abebaw GashawSena Meskela and Abebaw Gashaw

    A cross-sectional survey was conducted to determine tick prevalence and their association with mastitis on 390 cattle at three communal grazing sites and two dairy farms from October 2008 to April 2009 in Jimma town. Ticks were collected from half body parts and udder and teats were examined on lactating cows and heifers to identify tick lesions and mastitis. Of total 3015 ticks in number collected, 3 genera and 5 species of ticks had been identified: Amblyomma cohaerens (44.94%), Amblyomma variegatum (31.11%), Boophilus decoloratus (18.97%), Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi (3.08%) and Amblyomma gemma (1.9%). There was a significant variation with predilection site of tick species. A. variegatum, A. gemma and R. evertsi evertsi had a significance variation with age of the animal. B. decoloratus and R. evertsi evertsi had significance variation with breed of cattle. Udder, Brisket and Pe.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000450

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