Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

Open Access

Dinka Ayana

Department of Pathology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Epidemiology and intensity of Cryptosporidium infection in cattle and sheep in selected areas of central Oromia, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Dinka Ayana*, Bersissa Kumsa and Gebayehu Alkadir

    Back ground: Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by a variety of Cryptosporidium species and causes gastrointestinal illness in a wide variety of mammals including humans, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses worldwide. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted from December 2021 to July 2022 to estimate the prevalence, identify associated risk factors and estimate infection intensity of the parasite in cattle and sheep in Central Oromia. Fecal flotation sheathers’ solution and modified acid fast techniques were used to identify Cryptosporidium oocysts from fecal samples. Results and Discussion: Out of 687 fecal samples examined, 182 (34.2%) cattle and 30(19.4%) sheep were found to be infected with Cryptosporidium. There was a significant difference (P< 0.05) in t.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2157-7579.2022.13.153

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