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International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B (2020)

Prevalence, economic losses and epidemiology of fascioliasis in cattle presented at slaughter slabs of Juba County, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan

Author(s): Emmanuel P Lita, Ojori J Ben, Jaja LK, Ambrose S Jubara and David T Laki
Abstract: A cross sectional epidemiological study was conducted from July to August of 2018 with the aim of assessing the prevalence, economic losses and identify some epidemiological factors associated with bovine fascioliasis in cattle presented at the slaughter slabs of Juba County, Central Equatoria State (CES), and South Sudan. In total, 571 cattle were investigated, of which 109 were positive and the overall prevalence of bovine fascioliasis was found to be 19.1% (109/571). Based on source of cattle, the prevalence of bovine fascioliasis was found to be 37.0%, 35.0%, 28.0% and 25.0% from cattle brought from Maridi, Jebel Ladu, Terekeka and Pibor, respectively. The prevalence was higher in animals slaughtered at Gudele slaughter slab (33.3%) compared to Gumbo slaughter slabs (13.0%). Based on the current local price of liver, the economic loss incurred from totally and partially condemned livers per month amounted for 549,000 SSP which is equivalent to 2,889 USD. Fascioliasis remains prevalent and is associated with significant economic losses in cattle slaughtered at the slaughter slabs of Juba County, CES. Therefore, the study recommend for further epidemiological study to assess the prevalence and economic losses of fascioliasis in small ruminants and urged for immediate control programme of the disease.
Pages: 115-118  |  139 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Emmanuel P Lita, Ojori J Ben, Jaja LK, Ambrose S Jubara, David T Laki. Prevalence, economic losses and epidemiology of fascioliasis in cattle presented at slaughter slabs of Juba County, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2020;5(1):115-118.
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