Retrospective Study on Prevalence of Parasitic Diseases of Sheep Diagnosed At Katsina Zonal Veterinary Clinic (2012-2015)

Authors(1) :-Zainab Yahaya

A four-year retrospective study was conducted to determine the distribution of parasitic diseases of sheep encountered at the zonal veterinary clinic katsina from 2012 to 2015. A total of 391 cases were recorded during the time period, out of which 115 cases of parasitic diseases were identified. The obtained data were subjected to statistical analysis using descriptive statistics. The result indicated that the overall prevalence of parasitic diseases is 29.40%, with helminthosis (26.60%) as the most prevalent parasitic disease in the study area. Other parasitic diseases of sheep identified during the study are lousiness (0.77%), coccidiosis (1.53%), and tick infestation (0.24%). It is recommended that farmers should be enlightened on the menace of these parasitic diseases, with emphasis on routine deworming, and use of appropriate drugs for prevention and control of these parasitic diseases.

Authors and Affiliations

Zainab Yahaya
Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina Nigeria

Retrospective Study, Prevalence, Parasitic Diseases, Sheep.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 11 | November-December 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 137-139
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET2184118
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Zainab Yahaya, " Retrospective Study on Prevalence of Parasitic Diseases of Sheep Diagnosed At Katsina Zonal Veterinary Clinic (2012-2015), International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 11, pp.137-139, November-December-2018. Available at doi :
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