Effect of Seasonal Variations on Distribution of Parasites in Camels at Assiut LocalityBarakat Shehata Abd-Elmaleck*
Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut-71516, Egypt
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- Barakat Shehata Abd-Elmaleck
Zoology Department, Faculty of Science
Assiut University, Assiut-71516, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 18, 2015 Accepted date: December 04, 2015 Published date: December 07, 2015
Citation: Elmaleck BSA (2016) Effect of Seasonal Variations on Distribution of Parasites in Camels at Assiut Locality . J Veterinar Sci Technol 7:279. doi:10.4172/2157-7579.1000279
Copyright: © 2016 Elmaleck BSA. 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.
Throughout four successive seasons (winter, spring, summer and autumn), one hundred and ninety five camels (Camelus dromedarius) from slaughtered houses in different regions at Assiut governorate were examined for protozoa parasites in blood and muscles. These parasites were Trypanosoma evansi, Trypanosoma type 1. (n.sp.) Babesia sp, Theileria cameli in blood and Sarcosystis sp. in muscles. The prevalence of infection for the different parasites in both blood and muscles was also studied through the different seasons. Generally Sarcosystis sp. was represented the highest incidence of infection (55.38%) in the present study especially in spring (81.08%). The lowest incidence of infection was represented in Trypanosoma evansi (2.5%). At the same time the lowest incidence through different seasons was represented in Theileria cameli and Trypanosoma evansi (4.83%) in autumn.