Incidences of Haemoparasites in Dogs in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia StateNwoha RIO1*, Daniel-Igwe G2, Onuekwusi GC3, Onyeabor A4, Igwe KC5 and Okah U6
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nwoha RIO
Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Nigeria
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Received date: July 26, 2013; Accepted date: August 25, 2013; Published date: August 28, 2013
Citation: Nwoha RIO, Daniel G, Onuekwusi GC, Onyeabor A, Igwe KC, et al. (2013) Incidences of Haemoparasites in Dogs in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State. J Veterinar Sci Technol 4:141. doi:10.4172/2157-7579.1000141
Copyright: © 2013 Nwoha RIO, 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.
Out of 503 dogs samples analyzed 104 were males and 303 females and out of these 359 (71.4%) were positive for haemoparasites. Babesia spps (94.4%) had the highest prevalence compared to Trypanosomes 5.0% and Anaplasma spps 45.0%. Most of the dogs had mixed infections of Babesia and Anaplasma spps. The prevalence was higher in females 76.3% compared to males 54.0%. Out of the areas sampled, MOUAU community had 20.0%, Oboro 91.4%, Oloko 8.0%, Ibere 18.0%, Ariam 59.0% and Usaka 58.3%. The highest prevalence was recorded in December (90.0%), March (83.3%) and November (83.3%) whilst the remainder of the months had April (77.1%); May (70.0%); June (68.0%); July (63.3%) and August (53.1%). There were significant decreases in the PCV and Hb of the infected groups.