Study on the prevalence and production impact of Bovine lung worm in and around Woreta town, Western part of Amhara region and Northern part of Ethiopia
Author(s): Taddie Wondmnew, Adeladlew Tesfaye and Yitayal Gebrie
Abstract: Prevalence study of lung worm in bovine was conducted in and around Woreta town from October 2017 to April 2018. The study was carried out to determining the prevalence of lungworm infection in bovine through laboratorial examination in and around Woreta town. Likewise, the study was assessed the association factors of different parameters and the burden of larval output during the study time. A total of 352 Bovine were examined during the study period. The output of the study indicated the overall prevalence of lungworm infection is 30.1% based on coprological examination. The prevalence of lungworm in infected bovine with different species were 41.5 % Dictyocaulus filaria, 17.9% Protostrongylus rufescens, 16.0% Muellerius capillaris and 4.7% mixed infections with D. filaria and M. capillaris, 5.7% D.filaria and P.rufescens, 9.4% M. capillaries and P. rufescens, and 4.7% D. filaria, M. capillaries and P. rufescens. Prevalence in age group and body condition score showed statistically significant variation (P<0.05). On the other hand, prevalence in sex and management system statistically insignificance (P>0.05). As stated above the prevalence of lung worm in bovine was high and also true in three lung worm species in and around Woreta town. The Prevalence of lungworm diseases main in the area requires attention to minimize the impact of the problems on production. Strategic deworming should be applied on time to reduce the disease on there.
How to cite this article:
Taddie Wondmnew, Adeladlew Tesfaye, Yitayal Gebrie. Study on the prevalence and production impact of Bovine lung worm in and around Woreta town, Western part of Amhara region and Northern part of Ethiopia. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2016;1(6):18-23.