International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A (2021)
Assessment of tick infestation rate among local and exotic dog breeds in Kano municipal, Kano state, Nigeria
Author(s): Kachalla Alhaji Modu, Mohammed Babagana, Falmata Kyari, Larema Mohammed Modibbo, Aliyu Garba and Sadiya Bello Usman
Abstract: Presence research was designed to carry out assessment of ticks infestation rate and risk factors among local and exotic breed of dogs with the aims of determining the prevalence of ticks infestation and its demographic factors among local and exotic breed of dogs in Kano. Total of six hundred and five (605) dogs were sampled. The breed, age, sex and months were recorded. The overall Infestation of ticks in the 605 dogs examined was 352 (58.1%). Breed wise, Ticks prevalence was recorded higher in local breed 74.7% than exotic breed 33.1%. Sex wise, tick prevalence was higher in male dogs than female. Age wise, there was high infestation rate of ticks in adult dogs 81.5% than 31.0% young dogs. Prevalence of ticks was higher in the month of December 62.4% and January 58.5% followed by February 55.1%, November 57.4% and October 53.3%. Two genera of ticks were identified with Boophilus (91.6%) having the highest prevalence followed by Rhabicephalus (8.3%).In conclusion, the overall tick’s infestation rate is very high compared to other studies. Regular and effective medical care, improve hygiene and fumigating there environment with effective acaricide will help control ticks and a tick borne disease is recommended.
How to cite this article:
Kachalla Alhaji Modu, Mohammed Babagana, Falmata Kyari, Larema Mohammed Modibbo, Aliyu Garba, Sadiya Bello Usman. Assessment of tick infestation rate among local and exotic dog breeds in Kano municipal, Kano state, Nigeria. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2021;6(2):35-38.