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  • J Vet Sci Technol 10: 584,

Burden of Gastrointestinal Helminths in Backyard Local Chickens in Selected Sites in East Shoa Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia

Getahun Shawu1, Hika Waktole2, Debella Taweya1, Yoseph Cherinet3*, Berhane Wakjira3, Hagos Ashenafi1, Dinka Ayana1 and Yemsrach Miressa4
1Department of Parasitology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Bishoftu, Ethiopia
2Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Veterinary Public Health College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Bishoftu, Ethiopia
3Department of Biomedical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Bishoftu, Ethiopia
4Akaki Woreda Livestock and Fisheres Development, Akaki, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author : Yoseph Cherinet, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Bishoftu, Ethiopia, Tel: 911804383, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jul 30, 2019 / Accepted Date: Aug 26, 2019 / Published Date: Sep 02, 2019

Abstract

This study was conducted on the prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthes of 100 chickens raised under traditional management (back yard) system and originated from three-selected town in East Shoa of central Ethiopia, namely Bishoftu, Dukem and Modjo. The study indicated an overall prevalence of 94% parasitic infection in the three towns Out of the total, 69%, and 73% of the examined chickens were harboring nematodes and cestodes respectively. The nematodes identified were Ascaridia galli (13%), Heterakis gallimarum (20%), Heterakis isolonche (4%), Heterakis dispar (12%), Alodapa sucturia (6%), Subura brumpti (5%), and Aucaria hamulosa (4%) and the cestodes were Raillietina tetragona (13%), R. Echinobothridia (34%), R. Cesticillus (15%), Choenetenia infundibulum (15%), Hymenolepis continana (12%) and Hymenolepis carioca (14%) and The present study revealed a high prevalence of helminthes infection/infestation in backyard chickens. Therefore, appropriate prevention and control methods are recommended.

Keywords: Gastrointestinal; Prevalence; Helminthes; Bishoftu; Modjo and Dukem; Ethiopia

Citation: Shawu G, Waktole H, Taweya D, Cherinet Y, Wakjira B, et al. (2019) Burden of Gastrointestinal Helminths in Backyard Local Chickens in Selected Sites in East Shoa Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. J Vet Sci Technol 10: 584.

Copyright: © 2019 Shawu G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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