alexa Frequency of trypanosomosis and gastrointestinal parasites in draught donkeys in The Gambia in relation to animal husbandry.


Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research

Author(s): Mattioli RC, Zinsstag J, Pfister K

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Abstract Prevalence of trypanosomosis, gastrointestinal strongyles and level of strongyle egg outputs were studied in relation to husbandry practices in the draught donkey population in The Gambia. Feeding regime, number of working hours per day and overnight penning practices of donkeys affected significantly (P < 0.05) the level of gastrointestinal strongyle egg output, but not (P > 0.05) trypanosomosis prevalence. Dual trypanosome and gastrointestinal strongyle infection significantly reduced the PCV (P < 0.001). Animals positive for gastrointestinal strongyles alone did not show a significantly (P > 0.05) lower PCV than those found negative. Husbandry practices to improve the situation are recommended.
This article was published in Trop Anim Health Prod and referenced in Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research

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