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Seasonal prevalence, body condition score and risk factors of bovine fasciolosis in South Africa

Jaja, Ishmael Festus ; Mushonga, Borden ; Green, Ezekiel ; Muchenje, Voster

Veterinary and Animal Science, December 2017, Vol.4, pp.1-7 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Seasonal prevalence, body condition score and risk factors of bovine fasciolosis in South Africa
  • Author: Jaja, Ishmael Festus ; Mushonga, Borden ; Green, Ezekiel ; Muchenje, Voster
  • Subjects: Abattoir ; Bovine ; Faecal Egg Count ; Fasciolosis ; Food Safety ; Body Condition Score ; Seasonal Prevalence ; South Africa ; Abattoir ; Bovine ; Faecal Egg Count ; Fasciolosis ; Food Safety ; Body Condition Score ; Seasonal Prevalence ; South Africa
  • Is Part Of: Veterinary and Animal Science, December 2017, Vol.4, pp.1-7
  • Description: Fasciolosis is an important zoonotic disease that is responsible for a significant loss in food resource and animal productivity. The objectives of this study were to determine the seasonal prevalence and risk factors associated with Fasciola infection in cattle. The results were obtained by coprology, antemortem and post-mortem survey of three abattoirs (HTPA1, n = 500, HTPA2, n = 400, and LTPA, n = 220). The seasonal prevalence of Fasciola infection was 10.4%, 12.8% and 10.9%, during summer, 11.2%, 10.8% and 8.6%, during autumn, 9.8%, 6.5% and 5.9% during winter and 8.2%, 7.8% and 5.9%, during spring in the three abattoirs HTPA1, HTPA and LTPA respectively. There was a significant association (p 0.05) between the intensity of infection and body condition score (BCS) of cattle at each abattoir. Factors such as age [HTPA1 (OR = 3.6, CI = 1.2, 10.2), and LTPA (OR = 3.8, CI= 2.4, 6.1)], sex [LTPA (OR = 4.2, CI= 2.5, 7.0)], breed [HTPA2 (OR = 2.3, CI = 1.3, 4.1) and LTPA (OR...
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 2451-943X ; DOI: 10.1016/j.vas.2017.06.001

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