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Cross-sectional Prevalence of Helminth Infections in Cattle on Traditional, Small-scale and Large-scale Dairy Farms in Iringa District, Tanzania
Results indicated that the type of management, especially the grazing habit, has a significant influence on the prevalence and intensity of GI nematodes and flukes and the variation in the prevalence among management and age groups within systems can be used as an entry point towards rational use of anthelmintics for each management system.
A Comparison of the Prevalence and Burdens of Helminth Infections in Growers and Adult Free-Range Chickens
There was an interaction effect such that growing males and adult females had statistically higher burdens of T. fissispina and T. tenuis and A. suctoria, respectively, and the sex of the chickens influenced the burdens of Heterakis brevispiculum.
A study of ecto- and endo-parasites of domestic pigeons in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania
Nestlings appeared to be less susceptible to gastrointestinal cestodes but more susceptible to nematodes compared with adults, and further studies are recommended in assessing the effects of the parasites on the pigeons’ health and production.
Efficacy of Albendazole and Levamisole against Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Sheep and Goats in Morogoro, Tanzania
The study indicated that the gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep at the Department of Animal Science and Production farm were still resistant to albendazole about ten years after this anthelmintic had been withdrawn from use.
Prevalence and economic significance of bovine fasciolosis in slaughtered cattle at Arusha abattoir, Tanzania.
Results indicate that F. gigantica infection is an important condition that leads to high liver condemnation rates in cattle slaughtered, resulting into high financial loss.
Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Indigenous Zebu Cattle under Pastoral and Nomadic Management Systems in the Lower Plain of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania
An additional wet season treatment is advisable in immature cattle, but may not be needed for mature cattle owing to the availability of plenty of mature, good quality pasture, and anthelmintic treatments in the late rainy/early dry season and early rainy season are recommended.
Epidemiological studies on Schistosoma bovis in Iringa Region, Tanzania.
It is concluded that prevention of severe loss of productivity in domestic ruminants due to schistosome infections should be possible using strategic management procedures provided that essential information is available concerning the pattern of transmission in the particular area.
The effect of wattle tannin drenches on gastrointestinal nematodes of tropical sheep and goats during experimental and natural infections
It was demonstrated that the WT drench had significant anthelmintic activity against important nematodes in sheep but not in goats, suggesting an existence of species differences between the two hosts.
An Epidemiological Study of Foot Rot in Pastured Cattle
Using 12 years of data from the common grazing areas at Store Vildmose on the incidence of foot rot in cattle, it was shown that the disease incidence varied significantly between the sections in