Prevalence of bovine fasciolosis in and around anchar Woreda, West Hararghe, Eastern Ethiopia
Author(s): Wazir Shafi Mustefa and Mohammed Bedhaso Wako
Abstract: The present study was conducted from April 2015 up to the end of November 2015 in the west Hararghe Zone Oromia Region, Eastern part of Ethiopia in and around Anchar district with the aim to know or to determine the prevalence, of bovine fasciolosis in and around Anchar and to recommend the controlling method of fasciolosis in study area. The method employed in the study area was sedimentation technique. A total of 385 were selected randomly from the study populations and from the total examined 79(20.5%) cattle were positives for fasciolosis. The recorded fasciolosis prevalence was varying from 18.9% to 25.5% in the different sites of the study area and the overall rate of prevalence 20.8. The prevalence of disease in age (Young) 2.45% and Adult 28, 89% Sex (Male) 1.63% and female 37.81% and body condition (poor) 22.1% and 19.46% was recorded. Infection rate different age, sex, site and body condition of animal showed no statistically significant different. Finally, a few points of recommendation were forwarded to alleviate the problems of fasciolosis in this area.