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Year : 1996
Tome : 147
Volume : 12
Pages : 897-902
Title : Trypanosorniasis : A threat to cattle production in Ethiopia
Authors : G. ABEBE and Y. JOBRE.
Summary : Blood samples from a total of 14193 cattle of various age and sex groups originating from nine tsetse infested and tsetse free areas in Ethiopia were examined for the presence trypanosomes by dark ground buffy coat technique. Anaemia was estimated by Packed Cell Volume (PCV) assessment. The overall prevalence of trypanosomiasis was 13.19 %, the rates in tsetse infested and free areas being 17.67 % and 8.71 % respectively. In the former study site, T. congolense (58.5 %), T vivax (31.28 %) and T brucei (3.53 %) were detected. More than 99 % on cattle infections in tsetse free areas were due to T vivox. Generally, PCV values ranging between 16 and 25 % were obtained in infected subjects. Results were discussed in comparison with previous works of other scholars. The authors emphasized the need to control trypanosomiasis in tsetse free zones as this being a potential threat to the huge highland livestock population of Ethiopia.
Keywords : trypanosomiasis - prevalence - tsetse -Ethiopia - cattle.
Correspondence : G. ABEBE
Adress : Addis Ababa University , Faculty of veterinary Medicine. Department of Pathology and Parasitology, PO. Box 34, Debre Zeit., Ethiopia

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