alexa Prevalence of Hydatid Cyst in Cattle at Municipal Abbat
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Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology
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Research Article

Prevalence of Hydatid Cyst in Cattle at Municipal Abbatoir of Shire

Asmerom Asfaw1 and Berihun Afera2*

1Tigray Bureau of agriculture and Rural Development, Ethiopia

2College of Veterinary Medicine, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Berihun Afera
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mekelle University, Ethiopia
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Received date: July 09, 2014; Accepted date: July 28, 2014; Published date: July 30, 2014

Citation: Asfaw A, Afera B (2014) Prevalence of Hydatid Cyst in Cattle at Municipal Abbatoir of Shire. J Veterinar Sci Technol 5:186 doi:10.4172/2157-7579.1000186

Copyright: © 2014 Asfaw A, 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.



Cross sectional study with the objective of assessing the prevalence of hydatid cyst on 440 cattle was conducted from May to June 2014 in Shire municipal abattoir. The present finding revealed that the overall rate of the parasite was 32%. Sex wise distribution of the parasite was -29.9% and 3.2% in male and female cattle with no statistical significance variation between male and female. Similarly, the rates in adult and old cattle were 23.6% and 8.4% respectively. The rate of the parasite in adult and old cattle showed significance variation (p<0.05). Similarly the prevalence in local and cross breed was also 31.6% and 0.5% with no statistical variation between the two breeds. Moreover, hydatid cysts prevalence of each organ at the abattoir survey indicated 70 (17.5%) in lung; 65 (14.77%) in liver; 2 (0.45%) in heart and 4 (0.9%) in kidney respectively. This indicates that the parasite was found in cattle of the area and it was responsible for high condemnation of different organs. Hence, strategic deworming with strong surveillance system and good management practice of animals is essential for reduction of the disease prevalence.


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