Epidemiological study of diseases outbreak in sheep of Lumle, Nepal
Author(s): Asmita Shrestha and Rockson Karmacharya
Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the 150 sheep of Directorate of Agricultural Research (DoAR), Gandaki during fiscal year 2019/20. The breeds were Baruuwal, Bhyanglung and their crosses with exotic breeds. During the study period the disease record book was maintained which determines Nematodiasis (54.0%; 81/150) as the most prevalent disease followed by Contagious Ecthyma (33.3%; 50/150). Similarly, Lameness, (2.6%; 4/150) was the least prevalent diseases followed by bloat (8.6%; 13/150) in sheep. The Nematodiasis, Pneumonia and Scabies were observed highest during the summer, rainy, and winter season, respectively. Out of Nematodiasis, Hemonchus contortus, 1898 was the most frequent parasites and coccidiosis was the most frequent protozoa measured by mean egg per gram number. This study suggests that appropriate precaution measures should be applied before the peak season, based on above findings to prevent Nematodiasis, Pneumonia, and Contagious ecthyma.
How to cite this article:
Asmita Shrestha, Rockson Karmacharya. Epidemiological study of diseases outbreak in sheep of Lumle, Nepal. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2016;1(5):09-13.