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Prevalence of Trypansomosis in Cattle in Juba Area,Central Equatoria State, Sudan.

Prevalence of Trypansomosis in Cattle in Juba Area,Central Equatoria State, Sudan.

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Title: Prevalence of Trypansomosis in Cattle in Juba Area,Central Equatoria State, Sudan.
Author: Gordon, Mary
Abstract: A survey was conducted in selected localities in Central Equatoria State, South Sudan to avail the information about the prevalence of African animal trypanosomsis. 220 blood films were prepared during January 2009 from Rajaf West (Khor Romla), Rajaf East (Gumba), and Kamaron, of Juba county of Central Equatoria State. The results from the parasitic survey showed , T. vivax in most of the positive smears and two T. brucei mixed with T. vivax and only one T.congolense The prevalence rate in Rajaf west (Khor Romla) was the highest (5.19%) followed by Rajaf East (Gumba), (4.17%), then Kamaron with the prevalence rate of (2.28%) . Old animals tend to have a higher infection rate than the younger, but for other age groups there was no marked difference, Also there was no difference between the sexes in acquiring the disease, where (4.69%), and (4.08%), were the infection rates for males and females respectively. The packed cell volume was significantly different between infected and non infected animals. From the results of this survey this area need more research to be done and more sensitive diagnostic techniques to be used, to detect the actual prevalence of trypanosomes in different seasons The result from interviewing the owners about the Knowledge of trypanosomosis revealed that, they have no Knowledge about the treatment and the control of (lobit) the local name for trypanosomosis, but they used some remedies to treat some other diseases. . 5 As this is one of the few surveys conducted, it is also needed that other animal species be included to have a full view of infection in livestock in the area.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/8936
Date: 2015-04-12


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