Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Tewodros Alemneh E

PO Box: 196, Gondar

  • Research Article
    Epidemiological Studies on Cysticercus bovis at Gondar ELFORA Abattoir, North West of Ethiopia
    Author(s): Ezeddin Adem and Tewodros Alemneh EEzeddin Adem and Tewodros Alemneh E

    A cross-sectional survey was undertaken in the abattoir to study the prevalence of Cysticercus bovis in cattle originated from different localities and to determine the cyst prevalence as well as distribution in different organs within infected animals in Gondar ELFORA abattoir from October, 2009 to March, 2010. Out of the total 450 cattle slaughtered and examined at Gondar ELFORA abattoir, 9 animals (2.0%) were identified positive for Cysticercus bovis infection. Predilection sites for Cysticercus bovis were observed and their relative infestation rates were recorded. As a result of this study, predominantly cysts were found on shoulder muscle (55.56%) followed by masseter muscle (33.33%) and tongue (11.11%). The prevalence and occurrence of Cysticercus bovis was also studied based on the geographical locations of slaughtered cattle. Accordingly, cattle f.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000364

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