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First field investigation report on the prevalence of trypanosomosis in camels in northern Tanzania

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Author(s): E. S. Swai, | W. Moshy, | E. Mbise, | J. Kaaya | S. Bwanga

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Camels | prevalence | risk factors | Tanzania | trypanosomes

ABSTRACT
Parasitological evaluation of equine trypanosomosis in 193 camels (49 male and 144 female) from 8 geographical localities of northern, Tanzania were carried out during the period of June-August 2010. The evaluation was carried out using Giemsa stained microscopy examination of blood smear. The overall detected prevalence of camel trypanosomosis was 8.2% with highest prevalence in Kilindi district (100%) and with most of the positive slides showing 2+ and 3+. A higher infection was found in brought-in as compared to homebred camels (18.1% vs. 0.9%; P
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