Prevalence in the Bovine Trypanosomiasis Kadiolo CircleZakaria Bocoum1*, Modibo Diarra2, Hamidou M Maiga3, Youssouf Sanogo1, Mahamadou S.M.Sylla2 and Oumar Diall4
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Zakaria Bocoum
Central Veterinary Laboratory, Mali
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Received Date: September 22, 2012; Accepted Date: October 18, 2012; Published October 22, 2012
Citation: Bocoum Z, Diarra M, Maiga HM, Sanogo Y, Sylla MSM, et al. (2012) Prevalence in the Bovine Trypanosomiasis Kadiolo Circle. J Community Med Health Educ 2:183. doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000183
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The prevalence of trypanosomiasis in cattle was estimated on farms circle Kadiolo between July and August 2009. This study was consecutive to complaints agro-pastoralists in the area due to heavy mortalities recorded in cattle in general and in particular oxen. Blood samples from 473 cattle of all ages, sexes were collected in 15 villages identified by the local technical support (state and private) and by associations of agro pastoralists in the area; examined for trypanosomes using Buffy Coat technique. A total of 146 cattle (30.86 to 100) were found infected with trypanosomes: 14 (9.58 to 100) with Trypanosoma vivax, 131 (89.72 to 100) with T. congolense and 1 (0.68 to 100) with T. brucei. This study showed that trypanosomiasis was the leading cause of death oxen in the circle Kadiolo.