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Title: Prevalence and Significance of Parasites of Horses in Some States of Northern Nigeria
Authors: Ehizibolo, David O
Kamani, J
Ehizibolo, Peter O
Egwu, Kingsley O
Dogo, G.I
Salami-Shinaba, Josiah O
Keywords: stables.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: J. Equine Sci
Series/Report no.: Vol.23;No.1;Pp 1-4
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and significance of parasites of horses in northern Nigeria. Blood and faecal samples were randomly collected from 243 horses from different stables in some states of northern Nigeria for laboratory analyses. Fifty-seven horses (23.5%) were found infected with parasites. The hemoparasites detected, 21 (8.6%), include Theileria equi, Babesia caballi, Trypanosoma vivax and Trypanosoma evansi. The endoparasites encountered, 29 (11.9%) were Strongylus spp., Strongyloides spp., Oxyuris equi, Parascaris equorum, Paragonimus spp. and Dicrocoelium spp., 3 (1.2%) was Eimeria spp. Four horses (1.6%) had mixed infection of hemo- and endoparasites. This preliminary finding shows that parasitism is a problem in the horse stables examined, and calls for proper stable hygiene, routine tick control and regular deworming programme.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/649
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