Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Solomon Mekuria


  • Research Article
    Lungworm Infection in Small Ruminants in and Around Wolaita Soddo Town, Southern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Rahmeto Abebe, Mulugeta Melesse and Solomon MekuriaRahmeto Abebe, Mulugeta Melesse and Solomon Mekuria

    This study was conducted between November 2010 to April 2011 to estimate the prevalence of lungworm infection in small ruminants, determine the parasite species and identify the potential risk factors in and around Wolaita Soddo town, Southern Ethiopia. Faecal samples were collected from 360 randomly selected small ruminants (204 sheep and 156 goats) and processed with the modified Baerman technique for the extraction of first stage larvae. Overall, 45 (22.1%) sheep and 30 (19.2%) goats were found infected with lungworms. No significant difference was observed in the prevalence of lungworm infection between sheep and goats (p>0.05). Dictyocaulus filaria was the single lungworm species identified in both sheep and goats. The risk factors analyzed were sex, age, management system (zero-grazing or free-ranging), deworming history and body condition score (BCS). Management system, dewo.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000302

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