The epizootiology of bovine trypanosomiasis in the ...



Title The epizootiology of bovine trypanosomiasis in the derived Savannah zone of Nigeria - a preliminary report
Author(s) B. O. Ikede, L. Reynolds, A. O. Ogunsanmi, M. K. Fawumi, J. O. Ekwuruke, V. O. Taiwo
Journal Publication International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control
Date 1988
Issue 114
Start page 289
End page 294
Abstract Herds of mainly zebu cattle were examined in the Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Bendel and Kwara states of Nigeria between February 1986 and March 1987. A total of 757 animals were bled in the rainy season, and 768 during the dry season. Infection rates were as follows: Ogun, 2.7%; Bendel, 6.7%; Kwara, 17.3%; Oyo, 19.4%; and Ondo, 28.2%. Trypanosoma congolense occurred more often than T. vivax, and T. brucei was not detected. Glossina palpalis and G. tachinoides were the only tsetse encountered. The overall infection rate was higher in the wet season than in the dry season. The authors conclude that the role of trypanosomiasis in limiting livestock production in the derived savanna zone has been exaggerated..

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