Prevalence of Ovine Fasiolosis in Jimma and Selected Rural Kebeles Near Jimma, Southwest EthiopiaAwol Ibrahim1, Dagmar Nölkes2, Elias Gezahegn3* and Mekuriya Taye4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Elias Gezahegn
Bale Zone Pastoral Area
Development Office, Ethiopia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 27, 2016 Accepted Date: January 25, 2017 Published Date:January 27, 2017
Citation: Ibrahim A, Nölkes D, Gezahegn E, Taye M (2017) Prevalence of Ovine Fasiolosis in Jimma and Selected Rural Kebeles Near Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia. J Vet Sci Technol 8: 424. doi: 10.4262/2157-7579.1000424
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A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of ovine Fasciolosis in Jimma and nine selected rural kebeles near Jimma from November 2011 to April 2012 by coprological examination. A total of 384 samples were collected from different kebeles near Jimma. Out of the total sampled 164 (42.71%) were positive for Fasciolosis. According to coprological examination, variation in prevalence among the localities was not statistically significant (p>0.05). The result also revealed no statistically significant difference between sexes and ages (p>0.05). Infection rate in poor body condition animals (74.80%) was significantly higher (p<0.05) than good body condition animals (12.20%) and this indicates that the importance of Fasciolosis in causing weight loss and weakness, a characteristic of sign of chronic Fasciolosis. Results obtained in this area were discussed in comparisons with the finding of other research works. Appropriate strategies for the control of ovine Fasciolosis are recommended by considering the limiting local factors of the study area.