International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part A (2016)
Prevalence bovine fasciolosis in postmortem examination at Bahir Dar municipal abattoir, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Author(s): Gebrie Yitayal and Wondmnew Taddie
Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted from June 15/2018 to November 15/2018 to estimate the prevalence of fasciolosis from slaughtered cattle population in Bahir Dar municipal abattoir. A total of 580 liver samples were examined from cattle’s selected by systematic random sampling for presence and burden of liver fluke. Among 580 examined cattle, 327 (56.4%) were found positive for fasciolosis. From which Fasciola hepatica had the highest prevalence with 22.6% (131/580), while F. gigantica had the prevalence of 18.1% (105/580). Immature flukes 11.4% (66/580) were not identified to species level and 4.3% (25/580) mixed infestation was recorded. F. hepatica and F. gigantica are common during the examination. From the total examined animals 62% and 50.8 % was positive for fasciolosis that came from Bahir Zuria and South Gondar respectively. The prevalence of fasciolosis was 70.4% (19/27) and 40% (30/75) in August and June respectively. Proportion of Fasciola with body condition among 580 animals; 149 poor, 330 medium and 101 good body conditions animals were examined and the prevalence was 105(70.4%), 182(55.2%) and 40(39.6%) respectively. Association with sites, season and body Condition are statistically significant, (P <0.05). There for, regular Dewormng and aware of community were recommended for better handling of their cattle and being beneficiary from their animal.
How to cite this article:
Gebrie Yitayal, Wondmnew Taddie. Prevalence bovine fasciolosis in postmortem examination at Bahir Dar municipal abattoir, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2016;1(4):10-14.