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Study on Prevalence of Ovine Fasciolosis at in and Around Jucavm Open Air Veterinary Clinic, Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia

Abstract

Yoseph Kedir* and Abiy Balcha

A cross-section study was carried out from April, 2018 to May, 2018to determine prevalence and risk factors associated with Fasciolosis in and around JUCAVM. Fecal sample were collected from a total of 384 sheep of all age and gender. Sedimentation technique was used for the recovery of fasciola egg from fresh fecal. Sample from these animal examination 197 were positive with an overall infection rate of 51.3%.The highest infection rate was found in Ifa bula (60.8%) and the lowest (44.54%) in Bosa addis ketema, through statically non-significant different (P>0.05). There was no statically significant different (P>0.05) in infection rates between male and female animal. Infection rate in age group were no significant difference (P>0.05), but there was a statically significant different (p<0.05) in infection rates between body conditions of animals. In general, the study indicates that ovine fasciolosis is widely distributed disease with high prevalence rate in the study area and strategic use of anthelminthic should be to reduce pasture contamination with fluke’s eggs.

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