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Title: Occurrence of Cysticercus bovis and Faciola species in Cattle Slaughtered at the Jos Abattoir
Authors: Pam, D.D.
Pam, V.A.
Abdullateef, M.H.
Ogbu, K.I.
Bot, C.C.
Issue Date: Nov-2015
Publisher: Greener Journal of Biological Science
Series/Report no.: Vol. 5;No. 2
Abstract: The study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of Cysticercus bovis in slaughtered cattle in JOs abattoir between 2007b and 2012 using the record in Jos abattoir, Plateau state, Nigeria. The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of Cysticercus bovis in slaughtered cattle. A total of 2281 carcasses were examined during the period of the study. Record of various years was collected in the abattoir. The high prevalence of Cysticercus bovis was recorded in 2008(91.5%) followed by 2007(76.5%) and the lowest prevalence of 13.5% in 2010 and 2012. The major factors related to the high prevalence of Cysticercus are as a result of illiteracy, poor management system, lack of veterinary services and sanitary condition. The following percentage was recorded for the years 2008(91.5%) 20076(76.5%) 2011(6.5%) 2010(13.5%) and 2012(13.5%) the difference was statistically significant (P>0.05). The result of this study have shown the existence of Cysticercus bovis in beef carcasses processed at the Jos abattoir which is a possible public health risk in the study area.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1462
ISSN: 2276-7762
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