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Seasonal prevalence of gastrointestinal nematodes of calves in Sokoto northwestern Nigeria

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Author(s): Aliyu Mahmuda | Aminu Alhaji Mohammed | Musbau O Alayande | Abdullahi Alhaji Magaji | Joseph Popoola Fabiyi | Mohammed Danlami Salihu | Mohammed Dalhatu Lawal | Yusuf Yakubu | Usman Mahmud | Dr. Abubakar Danmaigoro

Journal: Scientific Journal of Veterinary Advances
ISSN 2322-1879

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 82;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Seasonal prevalence | Gastrointestinal | Nematodes | Calves | Sokoto

ABSTRACT
This study was conducted with the aim of determining the prevalence and distribution of gastrointestinal nematodes of calves in Sokoto metropolis. A total of 216 faecal samples from 54 calves were examined using Simple faecal floatation and Modified McMaster techniques for morphological egg differentiation and count of worm-egg per gram of faeces respectively. Positive samples were cultured to differentiate between morphologically indistinguishable nematode genera. An overall prevalence was found to be 133 (61.57%). The seasonal prevalence was found to be highest 40 (74.07%) during the early dry season, while the lowest prevalence was observed to be 19 (35.18%) in the early rainy season. Eight different nematode genera were identified with Cooperia spp being highest in prevalence (28.78%) followed by Haemonchus spp (26.76%) and the least was Toxocara spp (0.50%). The prevalence was generally higher in females (56.39%) than in males (43.61%). Statistically significant association (p
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