Burden of Gastrointestinal Helminths in Backyard Local Chickens in Selected Sites in East Shoa Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia
Received Date: Jul 30, 2019 / Accepted Date: Aug 26, 2019 / Published Date: Sep 02, 2019
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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