Cross Sectional Survey on Equine Gastro Intestinal Stroglylosis and Fasciolosis in Goba District of Bale Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 84-88
Received: Mar. 17, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 28, 2017; Published: Oct. 30, 2017
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Zewdie Wubishet, Oromia Pastoralist Area Development Commission, Yabello Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Yabello, Ethiopia
Hailu Yacob, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Bishoftu, Ethiopia
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Cross sectional study was conducted on Equine gastro intestinal Strongylosis and Fasciolosis in Goba district of Bale zone Oromia reginal state, Ethiopia. Study involving a total of 384 (218 Horses, 107 Donkeys and 59 Mules) samples were conducted. The study revealed that Gastrointestinal Strongylosis and Fasciolosis are the main problem of equines in the district affecting the wellbeing of horses, mules and donkeys with over all prevalence of 83.3% and 11.98%, respectively. The occurrence of equine Gastrointestinal Strongylosis and Fasciolosis in this study suggests the importance of the problem in the study area and the overall effect on drought power. There were statistically significant differences (P < 0.05) between (male VS female) and species of equines with regard to Equine Strongylosis. However, there was no statistically significant differences (P > 0.05) with regard to Equine Fasciolosis between (male VS female) and species of equines. There were no statistically significant differences among equine species, age groups (P > 0.05) in prevalence of Equine Fasciolosis. The result of this study disclosed that equine Fasciolosis is main problem of parasitic diseases next to Strongylosis in study area. However, since Equine receive less attention in terms of feeding, health and management cares in study area, it affecting the wellbeing of horses, mules and donkeys. Therefore, due emphasis should be given particularly in prevention and control of the parasites in Equine.
Equines, Fasciolosis, Goba District, Prevalence, Strongylosis, Survey
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Zewdie Wubishet, Hailu Yacob, Cross Sectional Survey on Equine Gastro Intestinal Stroglylosis and Fasciolosis in Goba District of Bale Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 84-88. doi: 10.11648/j.avs.20170505.14
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